The last battle a single person has to fight before settling down is combating the “new is always better” syndrome. For women, we tend to romanticize the idea of new romance, new love, new butterflies in the stomach. Once the novelty wears off, you get bored and want to chase that same high that comes from someone “new.”
I think the syndrome manifests differently in men. They want to return to the sexual buffet of single women they believe they can have. The idea of settling down with one sexual partner takes some men a lot of time to get used to. Some never get used to it. I think women grapple with this too, though.
Do you think the new is always better syndrome is easier to get over if you really fall in love? Once you meet “The One”, shouldn’t it feel natural to get over the urge to chase new and better?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta