We meet so many people as we are dating online or in real life. Despite the number of people we say hello to, they won’t always be interested in us romantically. Some just see us as friends. And, there are even those that see us as a potential connection for work. Does being career-zoned ring a bell?
What To Know About Being Career-Zoned
When you are dating actively, you have to be prepared for anything that’s thrown at you. There will be people who will deceive you or will misrepresent themselves. There might also be those who are more willing to be in your network because you will benefit their career or they see you as being a good contact person for their company in the future.
Has this ever happened to you? If your answer is yes, it means that you have been career-zoned. One person in the situation usually thinks that the other is flirting with him or her, only to find out that the intention of the other was more professional.
What To Do When Your Potential Date Has Career-Zoned You
Yes, being career-zoned is hard. And, it can be painful if you really liked the person in the first place. If this happens to you, you cannot do anything other than shrug it off. You can’t really force the other person to like you, but it is your choice whether you will continue connecting with this person (professionally) or not.
Consider, though, that you may have misread the signs. The person you like may not have been flirting with you at all. On the other hand, the person may have been deliberately flirting with you to capture your interest and attention.
You Be The Judge
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you review the entire context of the situation. Ask yourself if you would want to keep in touch, professionally, with the person who career-zoned you. Is it really worth it? For more dating tips and updates, read other posts on the blog.