I'm ready to start dating again after nearly 4 months of getting over the breakup with my BF though I feel like I should change a few aspects of my life first before I start dating again and put myself out there.
Namely getting a higher paying job and a better place to live (it's an a marginal area a bit of a ways away from "trendier parts of the city and I'm not too crazy about my roommate...) I'm worried my type of guy won't want to be with someone is a low paying job living in a marginal neighborhood. I know I shouldn't feel this way since you should fall in love with the person and not their bank account or which neighborhood they live but NYC is a city where everyone seems to have very high standards about who they want to date... sometimes unrealistically high.
Also, part of me feels like my former BF broke up with me in part because I don't have a well paying job (yet) which would be superficial if that's the case since the recession has put a lot of people in rough situations.
Though, it takes about 6 months to find a new job, in this economy probably longer. Shorter if you know the "right" people which I don't unfortunately. Finding a new apartment is a good start but cannot come without having a better paying job.
I'm going back and fourth with this. Thoughts?