“I made the decision I wouldn’t settle after a brief period of living with a man who treated me terribly. I moved in with him because I thought that was better than being alone.

Following months of frustrating serial dating, I realized I’d rather be at home with my dog, Lulu, watching Shark Tank on Friday night than grabbing drinks with another annoying douchebag.

So, I stopped being obsessive about finding a man.”

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