Dating can be quite complicated and frustrating. However, there are some complications and frustrations in the world of dating that we have control of. One of those things we control is how much we decide to invest into finding a fulfilling relationship. There is a such thing as doing too much in dating, and this has potential to make things go really well (temporarily) or really bad. Often women find themselves doing everything in their power to show a potential partner that they are worthy of being a girlfriend, which in turn gives the guy of interest no reason to take anything to a more serious level. If you are already giving your partners the husband treatment without any commitment or even a girlfriend title, what would make them work to make you theirs and cut off all their other options? This behavior is draining (emotionally and sometimes physically), and it is also a quick way for your potential partner to become bored with you or begin using you while he pursues other women. It's important not to get caught up in auditioning to be a girlfriend and forget what it is like to be courted and actually date someone on the way to the happiness you desire.