Disappointment blows. Getting your heart broken sucks. I’m with you, single ladies. It’s hard to date in 2016.

We have the debatable topic of online dating. There is social media that keeps us visually up-to-date with our peers on a regular basis. This leads to overanalyzing, overthinking and driving ourselves crazy.

This can lead to relationships ending in disaster before they even start. There is an endless list of rules for texting and calling: How long do you have to wait to send or answer?

The irony is technology pushes us to over-communicate with each other, and this ultimately lead to miscommunication and overreactions. We know what all our friends are doing, thanks to Facebook and Instagram posts.

We stalk live feeds on Snapchat, and they make us feel even more insecure. If you’re feeling let down, blindsided or overwhelmingly sad, listen up: Before you can truly love someone else, you first must love yourself.

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4. 1. You deserve to be someone’s first choice.

You are awesome, and you deserve to be someone’s first pick. Just because you’re not someone’s cup of tea, that doesn’t mean you aren’t a different person’s surf and turf.

This is cliched, I know. But it’s true.

Think of your past relationships that didn’t work out. Did you question things? Did you try and pick apart why your ex acted a certain way or said something that stuck with you?

You don’t need any of that bullsh*t. When you meet the right person, you will be on the same page. You will both be the other person’s first pick.

That person will love you for all your strengths and all your weaknesses. We all deserve that.

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