If you want to avoid dating, relationships, and intimacy all together, being a workaholic is a good way to do it. It’s hard for anyone to argue with the fact that you need to leave the…date/bed/singles mixer/emotional conversation…for an urgent work matter. Nobody wants to interfere with your livelihood, and you know it, so your livelihood aka career is the first thing you run to when you’re uncomfortable. I can also admit that women feel an added pressure to favor their careers over their personal life, simply to prove society that they don’t do the opposite. People don’t expect women to put their jobs before their relationships, and some women want to prove the world wrong. Or, perhaps, they want to prove themselves—their fear that love could get in the way of career success—wrong. If you relate to some of this, then there’s a good chance you use your career to avoid relationships.
You move a lot for work
You’ve accepted a job that doesn’t really let you put roots down anywhere. Being with someone who moves a lot for work is already hard enough on an existing relationship, but you’re not even staying in one place long enough to find that someone.