This guest article from YourTango was written by Dave Elliot.
Everyone can understand why it’s a mistake to do your grocery shopping when you’re starving. It’s common sense: not only are you guaranteed to make poor and impulsive choices that don’t serve you well, you’ll also probably blow your budget and literally “pay the price later” for your indiscretions. Any time you combine foggy thinking and weakness with the strong pull of your baser instincts, you are setting yourself up for a painful “learning experience.”
Sounds logical, but let’s take it a step further. These are also the same reasons why you shouldn’t be dating if you’re not feeling nourished, satiated and grateful about yourself and your life. It’s easy to have a snack before hitting the supermarket, but why do we find it so difficult to take a step back from the dating pool when we’re feeling exhausted?
And how do you know when you’re really ready? In order to help you confirm that you are indeed ready to date, I’ve created six simple check-in questions for you to ask yourself.