It used to be a thing for single ladies to proudly proclaim they are still single because they have not met Mr. Right. With the world the way it is, dating Mr. Wrong could be a life saver.
If that sounds like the sort of advice you’d give only to desperate ladies, then I’d say you are jumping to conclusions. Because, having thought about it, there are many benefits to dating Mr. Wrong.
Everybody has an idea who Mr. Wrong is. He is the quintessential man ladies wish only on their enemies. They are the guys ladies pray to God never to come across. Because apparently, nothing good ever came out of dating Mr. Wrong.
Those are the typical labels hung around these mythical men. But it is obvious that many girls in relationships can’t even recognize a Mr. Wrong if he is right under their nose. It’s mostly to do with how love blinds us to the faults of our partners completely.
Okay, so let’s assume you are a clear-eyed lady with all your screws on tight. You’d be able to spot Mr. Right from a mile of, right? And the idea of dating this Mr. Wrong is repugnant to you, right?
If you don’t have the right fellow in your life right now, how about giving the idea of dating Mr. Wrong a shot. You need convincing? Just read on in that case.
You’d learn more about yourself dating Mr. Wrong
There is nothing that brings out the best and the worse in us as much as adverse situations. For the lady, nothing can be more adverse in a relationship than dating that Mr. Wrong everybody knows about.
The whole experience would teach you patience. It would show you the limits of your endurance since what makes somebody Mr. Wrong is the fact that many things about them irritate you.
Apart from patience, you would learn how to count the little things you’ve been blessed with when you finally get into a relationship with the right fellow.
You know what you like or dislike
Hanging out with Mr. Wrong is a journey of self-discovery in many ways. It is also a journey in the critical examination of your life. Your get to understand your most sensitive buttons.
The bottom line is you get to understand how you like being treated by men in relation to your likes and dislikes.
Therefore when you meet Mr. Right finally, you won’t be confused about telling him what you like or hate. And how you love to be treated to make you happy.
Since love needs to be reciprocated to flourish, it would be easier for you to love your Mr. Right because he treated you nice based on what you told him.
And remember, it was your experience dating Mr. Wrong that gave you that insight to your now flourishing relationship.
You would know your kind of man
This seems rather obvious to me. Dating the wrong man would definitely give you a fair idea the kind of man you don’t want to spend the rest of your life with.
After dating Mr. Wrong, it would be hard to fall into the trap of another unsuitable man. Now you know all their antics and the subtle ways and means they use in manipulating ladies.
You would learn how to handle jerks
For a lady, the biggest jerk is somebody she has to put with knowing it is going to be a big pain somewhere sensitive.
Dating Mr wrong with the pains and frustration it entails would be a good school on how to handle jerks. It is simple really: if you can successfully handle an obnoxious person in a relationship, imagine how easy it would be to handle somebody who is not half as bad.
Handling the problems association Mr. Right would be a walk in the park in comparison with the problems you handled with Mr. Wrong.
You would be ready for Mr. Right
A life with Mr. Wrong is like going to school to prepare you for life as an adult. On your graduation, it is expected that you are now of sound mind and character to face the challenges of the world.
Completing your journey with Mr. Wrong should leave you completely prepared to face any of the challenges of life especially with your Mr. Right.
Because let’s face it, even though he is Mr. Right, it is guaranteed that the relationship would be full of hiccups. Building a loving relationship has many ups and downs. So your life with Mr. Wrong would have prepared you for these expected problems.
I won’t be surprised if so many are still skeptical of dating Mr. Wrong to be a better person. But if you haven’t tried it, you would never know how true that is.
In the final analysis, forging a good character through adversity is what this is all about. Dating Mr wrong is your adversity. Use it to become a better woman.