Digital dating can do a number on your mental health. Luckily, there's a silver lining. If swiping through hundreds of faces while superficially judging selfies in a microsecond, feeling all the awkwardness of your teen years while hugging a stranger you met on the Internet, and getting ghosted via text after seemingly successful dates all leave you feeling like shit, you're not alone. In fact, it's been scientifically shown that online dating actually wrecks your self-esteem. Rejection can be seriously damaging-it's not just in your head.
5 Reasons To Never Date Someone With Low Self-Esteem
Self-esteem, the way each person evaluates themselves, impacts all aspects of of our lives, from personal relationships to education to jobs and much more. Many of these methods have added benefits for you too; you may find you are more empathetic, more active, and more social yourself. We all have negative views about ourselves some of the time, particularly if we do something we feel guilty about, or when someone puts us down. But, on a day-to-day basis, individuals with a healthy self-esteem feel that they are, overall, good people who are talented and competent.
Healthy self-esteem is a prerequisite for healthy relationships. The fact is, you can only let in as much love from the outside as you feel on the inside. Poor self-worth is what traps us in bad relationships, what sabotages new relationships, and what causes us to feel so devastated and broken when a relationship ends. Here are ten things people with high self-esteem do differently in their relationships:.