Everyone has a busy life.\u00a0 We juggle work, career, family and friends and attempt to find the balance.\u00a0 If you\u2019re single and are currently using a dating site to find potential partners, that\u2019s one more thing you need to juggle.\u00a0 Dating is an important aspect of your social life and we all need to take a break from the work grind.\u00a0 So it\u2019s a good thing if you\u2019re actually out there looking on dating sites and meeting new people.\u00a0 But if you\u2019re too stressed out to enjoy yourself, you may be ruining your chances of ever finding romance. Finding a balance is not easy.\u00a0 And like everything else, it takes work. But what we don\u2019t want more of in our lives is work.\u00a0 We want our relationships to be fun and easy.\u00a0 Unfortunately, we carry our stress with us wherever we go.\u00a0 If something at work has you worried or upset, it\u2019s difficult to release that when you go on a date.\u00a0 On the other hand, if you spend the entire date venting about the difficulties you have at work, that date will not stick around for long.\u00a0 No one wants to be around a complaining, negative person.\u00a0 They may want to show you support, but they are probably dealing with similar stress issues. So what should you do? You definitely need to be upfront with your new partner if you\u2019re having a particular difficult time with work.\u00a0 Explain to him that you\u2019re under a lot of pressure and though you want to spend time with him, there may be issues that you\u2019re dealing with that take priority.\u00a0 But you must remember that you cannot let your job consume your life.\u00a0 Therefore, it is imperative that you carve out some down time for yourself.\u00a0 If being alone will be more therapeutic than going on a date, than you need to find some time to be alone. If, however, you do want company, you should make a pact with yourself that you won\u2019t discuss work issues while you\u2019re on your date. If these issues should come up in conversation, tell him that you\u2019re not willing to ruin your wonderful time together by discussing things that could potentially put a damper on the evening.\u00a0 He\u2019ll be grateful for that. If you realize you have nothing to discuss other than work issues, you may want to take a step back and give some thought to whether or not you\u2019re obsessing over work.\u00a0 Or perhaps you\u2019re a workaholic and simply cannot let it go.\u00a0 These issues will certainly be a detriment to any long-term relationship you are looking to pursue.\u00a0 Sometimes you need to be willing to put your work on the back burner in order to find the other pleasures that life has to offer.\u00a0 If this is a recurring issue for you and past relationships have fallen by the wayside because of your passion for your work, you may want to consider speaking with a therapist about how to handle your stress. It\u2019s important to find time to shut down and give your focus and attention to the people who care about you. Make your dating life just that and nothing more.\u00a0 Create boundaries that don\u2019t include talking or thinking about work when you are on a date.\u00a0 Use that time to relax and enjoy the companionship of another person who has nothing to do with your job.\u00a0 You will feel better, keep your social relationships alive, and you\u2019ll probably be more effective when you do turn your focus to your work.