A reader wrote in asking for advice from everyone at Misadventures in Atlanta blog. “Holly” is 26 and has been dating Dylan for several months. She found some old pictures of Dylan’s last few girlfriends and she said they all looked like “Victoria Secret Angels”, which instantly made her feel insecure. She thinks she is “in his league” but admits that seeing his former girlfriends puts some kind of pressure on her all of a sudden.
Holly wants to know how do you handle dating someone who’s last girlfriend/boyfriend was wealthier, more beautiful, or simply more “awesome” compared to you? Dealing with insecurities in life is tough enough, what happens when it impacts your dating life too?
Have you ever dated someone who compares you to their ex? Do you think we consciously or subconsciously compare our current loves to our past loves? Is that normal?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta