Fellow teachers, Have you ever gone through a time where you didn't date or really hang out with people while teaching? I used to be quite social and dated girls frequently before I became a full time high school teacher in the last 3 years. Maybe it's also because I moved away from a country club that was 2 blocks from my house where I could go on the weekends. It seems like after going to all the school events, keeping on top of the house, bills, laundry, grocery shopping, studying and taking a state subject test, there's not much time or energy for going out to date or be social. I generally dislike the idea of dating coworkers/teachers that I work with in the same building. That happened in another school I worked at and whenever there was an argument/disagreement between us, everybody seemed to know about it that worked there and it drove me insane. The current school I work in pretty much everyone has kids or is married. Hopefully this doesn't mean I should change my career but ever since teaching full time my motivation to go out and meet people has dwindled a bit steadily over the past 3 years. I like teaching I just wish I wasn't so drained afterword. Does it get better after a few more years in the job? Any thoughts about online dating? Is it as bad as what others say? I've heard some people that stay completely away from it. Others say it's okay but not great. Sorry so long just needed to vent! Am close to family though as I look forward to seeing them each Holiday. Anyway hope everyone is doing well.