What is masturdating and why everyone should be doing it right away
Have you heard of the quirky “masturdating” dating trend?
New dating trends are popping up all the time – like ghosting, benching, or gatsbying – and all of these terms can be difficult to come to terms with.
There has been a lot of talk lately of “masturdating,” the trend everyone should try and – and it’s not even as dirty as it sounds.
Here’s everything you need to know about it and why you should definitely try it out.
The term “masturdating” first appeared on the American talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2015, but it seems like it’s making a comeback.
This term is made up of the words “masturbation” and “dating” .
Masturdating is quite simply the art of arranging a date – for dinner or to go to the cinema – all by yourself. A date with yourself.
In masturdating, you basically have to treat yourself to something that is special and that you would normally do on a date with someone.
Because why wait for someone to invite you out on a date when you can just spend some time with yourself.
Think about what you could really enjoy and what you could really enjoy.
And then just do it. Whether a visit to the museum, a bike tour or a delicious meal in a chic restaurant. The choice is yours.
Spend some time in the new exhibition that has opened in town or the cute restaurant that serves fantastic food.
Go to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster or take advantage of the happy hour in a cocktail bar to finally be able to do something you feel like doing yourself.
Why should you definitely try it out?
Spending time with yourself is incredibly important to everyone.
Dating yourself gives you the opportunity to discover who you are and what things make you happy.
This experience can be liberating and empowering because it allows you to see that self-love and mindfulness are important to you.
By taking the time to get to know yourself – or rather, “woo yourself”, you develop a better self-image and learn who you are rather than being told by others.
If you think these dates with yourself are weird, or maybe you are feeling a little lonely, then you should know that the opposite is true.
Here are 10 masturdating ideas to try right away that you will love:
1. Watch a movie that no one else will want to watch with you.
Watch a movie that your friends or a date think is too romantic or too scary.
You will love to sit in a dark movie theater and watch a sad old movie and be happy doing it all by yourself.
2. Go to your favorite restaurant.
If you go to a restaurant you don’t have to sit at the bar unless that’s your favorite place in a restaurant and you would if you were on a date.
Pick a table the way you want, and don’t take it personally if the host or waiter asks if you’re waiting for someone. Be confident and enjoy your food and being alone.
3. See a play or go to the opera.
Whether theater, opera or ballet, you do what you feel like doing. Buy a ticket to a performance, dress in fancy clothes, and head out for a night on the town.
4. Read a book in the park.
Pamper yourself by taking the afternoon off and relaxing in the park with a book in hand. Bring a soft blanket, a bottle of soda, fresh fruit – and plenty of sunscreen.
5. Make yourself a tea, coffee or drink and enjoy the moment on the roof, the terrace or the backyard.
At the end of a long day (or even a long date), make yourself a drink just for yourself and let the evening fade away comfortably.
6. Take a yoga or Pilates class, go running, or do some other form of exercise.
Choose any sport activity that you will enjoy. This can be yoga, meditation, a bike ride, Zumba, or a simple walk through the woods. Remember that there are no limits to your imagination.
7. Take a course.
Take a course in scriptwriting, sewing, or cooking, or whatever you’ve always wanted to learn.
It may seem daunting, but if you go unaccompanied, you know you will be really careful. You may also find a new friend or partner.
8. Off to the swimming pool or the lake!
Put some sunscreen on, slip into your favorite suit and spend a few relaxing hours in the water and in the sun. You will feel reborn.
9. Pamper yourself with a hearty breakfast.
Imagine how nice it would be to get up early and enjoy a full breakfast at your favorite neighborhood cafe before work?
This is a perfect start to the day that will bring you a lot of joy and maybe turn out to be an opportunity to move you forward in your dating.
10. Go dancing.
If you enjoy rhythm and movement, you should definitely go dancing, because nothing will increase your well-being more than a few exuberant hours in the disco or a club, where you might get the next real date.