Going out on a date can be so much fun sometimes, but why do you have to wait for someone to ask you out? Date yourself! Bustle explains all the reasons why you should take yourself out on a date.

  • It builds your independence by working on your self-confidence. You might feel awkward at first because you are doing date-like activities alone. If you want to see that new movie but your friends are busy? Go alone! Once the lights go down, no one is going to look at you.
  • It's a great time to reflect on yourself and how you spend your time. Think about it, you could be spending this time with someone you don't really like that much just because you don't want to try the new Thai restaurant alone? That's so silly!
  • It's a great way to meet new people because remember that new Thai place, what are the odds you would talk to someone else there alone if you were there with someone else? Not great probably. And then you would have missed out on meeting someone new!

It may feel awkward to take yourself out in the beginning, but if you have a good time, then who cares!

(via Bustle)