Ask Pure: Is Dating a Dead End Street

07.14.2021 - Pure Lifestyle

Let’s face it… dating can be the worst! With all of the unmet expectations, awkward and sometimes awful sexual interactions, and the inevitable letdowns, it is a wonder why we put ourselves through it at all! Except for… well, it is also sort of the best at the same time. Mitchell from Cali writes, “I don’t know if I am choosy or just jaded, but I am starting to think if I will ever find someone who I actually want to be in a relationship with again. Is it all pointless?” After dating a few people who were just so wrong from the start, it isn’t just ok to become more apprehensive about dating someone new; it’s a survival skill. But if you find yourself thinking that you are just not cut out for a healthy romantic relationship, you are becoming your inner saboteur. When it comes to putting yourself out there, it’s sometimes hard to lick your wounds and try again. However, try to think of each and every scar is a reminder of exactly what you don’t want in your life. If you are worried about being jaded, chances are you have already dated a range of personalities and backgrounds that don’t work. Think of these exes as a blueprint for exactly where not to look for love again. If you still don’t know what you want, start by pinpointing exactly what you don’t want and go from there.

To be jaded means believing that love is impossible and you couldn’t find a healthy relationship if you tried. And although you may not want to admit it, it might also mean that you may not have the best self-esteem or self-confidence. It is a hopeless space, a negative space, and its one that you don’t deserve to be in no matter how horrific your dating history may be. The smartest decision to make when dating is to decide that you will not get invested in anything right away. This doesn’t mean just the first few dates, or maybe even a few months into the courtship. Sure, have your fun and remain cautiously hopeful, but all the while remaining steadfast in the reality that this might not work out and that is totally ok. That is the easy part. The hard part is still allowing yourself to let your guard down a little and actually give this guy a chance. That means not dismissing him over superficial deal breakers or looking for easy outs to avoid getting hurt. It might sound impossible to open up to someone new while also not allowing yourself to get too invested. However, becoming vulnerable isn’t about him at all, but about you allowing yourself to be open for love regardless of he works out or not. And if it doesn’t hopefully you can score some free meals and good sex while on your way to finding someone that sticks.

Vitamin B12

It’s no secret that we gay men are active and if you find yourself needing an energy boost, Vitamin B12 may be the answer. Deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness, constipation, weight loss, loss of appetite, neurological changes, dementia and memory problems, depression, confusion, and difficulty with balance. Men should get 2.4 mcg of B12 on a daily basis.

Zinc

This is one of the most important minerals to look for when finding a multivitamin that has it all. Zinc plays a role in cell growth, division, and DNA synthesis. It helps with growth development and aids in immune health and wound healing. Men should get at least 11 mg of zinc every day.

Vitamin C

One of the most important vitamins during this time of a global pandemic is Vitamin C. This is an antioxidant that aids in healing and immune function, taken daily can be very effective and not just when you are sick. Men should get 90 mg daily.

Multivitamins have been the go-to supplement to fill nutrient gaps for the last few decades, and they do provide a strong health boost for those lacking in certain nutrients. Taking the right vitamins and supplements may help fill nutrient gaps and greatly benefit your health, that is why we are here to help.