You idealize your new date and believe this one’s going to be different from all the rest.
When you idealize someone, you see them as all-good or all-perfect.
It’s a stressful, sometimes gut-wrenching experience to care so much about being liked back, so don’t put yourself through that when you simply don’t have to!
Why you do it: Somewhere along the way, someone didn’t teach you well enough to believe that you are worthy and good enough.
This emotional hunger suggests that you don’t feel that you have a fulfilling social circle or extended family of your own.