Hello Therapist: I have never dated but looking at happy couples is making me feel depressed all the time

Dr Sonal Anand, Psychiatrist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road is here to solve your anonymous doubts.
Hello Therapist: I have never dated but looking at happy couples is making me feel depressed all the time
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Hello Therapist, 

I am 27 years old man from Delhi. I have never dated any woman in my life. Up till now, I felt I won't need to but now looking at couples around me. It fills me with regret and guilt of never doing it. I wish to date but have zero experience. Please help. I feel depressed all the time because of this.

Hello Pinkvilla Reader, 

There seems more to explore in your problem. I would really like to know why you didn’t feel like dating initially. 

The grass is always greener on the other side and so rightfully said ... there must be many people who regret being a couple and would love to be single and free. So instead of looking around you could analyse yourself and delve into your basic needs. It is but natural to want and feel attracted to a partner. We are genetically embraced with an ability to find a prospective partner so it might not be as difficult as it seems. Maybe your friends or close family members can set you up with someone or if you know someone already you could ask her to go out making your intentions clear from the beginning. Dating apps are also popular nowadays. You could try them. If nothing helps please do seek professional help for your depression. All the best.

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