Dating Detox - Caroline Kraddick

I have a question. Has dating always been this hard or is it harder now with social media? Because it feels like it’s really hard. And just when I think I have it figured out, my dating life implodes and once again, I’m complaining to my friends. And I’m guessing they’ve had about enough because over the weekend, they suggested I try a Dating Detox!

First, let me tell you where this all started. Within the span of 24 hours, I got multiple texts from a friend’s EX-boyfriend. Then I found out that 2 of the guys I’ve been “talking” to have girlfriends. I received 3 “you up?” texts from old flames (and you know what that means!) and then a call from my high school boyfriend “just to chat”. What is going on?

Honestly, I just have no idea what I’m doing. This whole thing has gotten completely out of hand and I feel like a crazy person. Every 5 minutes, I’m asking my friends “What do you think? Does he like me? Should I call him? Do I ignore his text?” And that’s why my friends suggested the Dating Detox.

The Dating Detox

SO … basically the rules are: NO BOYS!

Don’t think about boys. Don’t talk to boys. Don’t text boys. Don’t Snapchat boys. Don’t Bumble boys. Don’t Tweet boys. I am not allowed to have any communication with boys for 30 days. A total Man-Cleanse.

But what am I going to be doing with all of my extra time? Well, instead of going on dates and sending flirty texts and Snapchats, I’m going to focus on me! I’ve kind of slacked on my healthy eating and workout regimen, so first on the list is getting back on track. Next, I’m going to do something fun. Find a passion project or maybe just learn something new. I want to do things that will help me release all the negative energy from my past relationships and put me in a better place for a new relationship … after the Dating Detox, of course!


So what’s to keep me from falling off the Dating Detox wagon? Well, the Love Expert herself, Kellie Rasberry. Every day, “Aunt” Kellie will check my phone for any prohibited behavior. And if I’m found guilty, I will be punished in the worst physical form imaginable … exercise. Crunches, push-ups, running laps in the office … I’m already struggling. I mean, do you have any idea how difficult it is to do crunches in skinny jeans and 6 inch clogs? It ain’t easy!

At the end of the 30 days, I’m hoping to have learned something about myself and the way I approach relationships. It’s only been 5 days, and you know what I’ve learned so far? I spend a LOT of time worrying about boys. TOO much time! Time I should be using to better myself! I think that’s pretty big! But, old habits die hard, so repeat after me: Lacroixs Over Boys!

La Croixs Over Boys Caroline Kraddick




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