Trust me, being lonely and alone, is far less lonely, than feeling alone beside someone else.
Amen. I hadn’t “dated” in years and then, months ago I went for it with someone who claimed she was interested. It was brief, but that was a hard fought two months. She suggested a single date in eight weeks. Finding time to be with her was worse than pulling teeth. She claimed to have wanted me, but actions speak louder than words, and even my good night phone call was once denied in favor of a text. I was done (and I’m still not over her).
If you don’t have room for someone in your life, don’t lead them on. Its not just rude, its traumatic.