"Dating" yourself is one of the most important steps you can take for yourself and for future relationships, too. While you may feel guilty spending time and money on yourself, dating site eharmony's 2022 Happiness Index study indicated 73 percent of singles are more attracted to people working on personal growth. In addition, 51 percent of single daters are spending more time on themselves and 53 percent are prioritizing self-care. Experts say these trends indicate healthy behaviors and mindsets.

3 reasons you should date yourself

1. You'll feel happy on your own

"There are many psychological reasons someone should date themselves," explained Emily Simonian, head of clinical learning at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry and a licensed marriage and family counselor in Washington, D.C. "You'll improve your ability to feel content and satisfied without a partner, be able to self-soothe during tough times and know your values,