If you have gave up on dating (without hooking up) how do you deal with it, if you are lonely. I have plenty of friends, no doubt men find me attractive but I am thinking of giving up for a while I’m looking for a real relationship with the intent of being serious and there is just no point if I am not attracted to them. Lately the dating has been disappointing to say the least. It’s got me down and depressed about it. I understand why my close friend used to get sick of dating and the apps and go off for months at a time ( she is married now). I’m thinking about it but don’t like the thought of being alone entirely.(not worried about sexually) just the thought of giving up means that loneliness that I feel now is the state of being and makes things seems pointless.