Most Helpful Guy
I understand! And for the people telling you to go for it..:they aren't wrong.. eh.. but i don't think it's that's simple either.
That feeling you have where you "declined because I feel I'm not my best" won't just go away. I think socially and mentally you've already subconsciously put his status slightly above yours.
But besides that anyway. In life it's so much easier to have a "better" more fulfilling relationship when YOU yourself feel at the top of your game. Which it seems like you're already in pursuit of. If you feel you need to date right now, or want to have fun with another then yea you can date and still pursue your career. But to me it will be that much more successful and fulfilling when you achieve it, believe in yourself, respect our status in life and find or come across someone on your level naturally as well :) if that makes sense haha.
Good luck (sorry wall of text)
Most Helpful Girl
You have to put ourself out there when you're able to and when you're mentally there. The heart wants what it wants however you have to make sure you're specifically ready.