Put Yourself Out There
We understand that meeting new people can be intimidating, but try to push past any bad feelings you may have about dating since the more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to find someone you really adore. If you don’t want to use dating apps, consider asking your friends to set you up. You may even scout the scene at your favorite hangouts, increasing your chances of meeting someone who shares your passions. So, if you enjoy yoga, see whether somebody in the class appeals to you and strike up a conversation with them afterward.
Keep an Open Mind
The most crucial rule on this list is to be open-minded. You may believe you have a personality type, which has mistakenly prevented you from meeting someone with whom you could fall in love. Just because someone has different interests than you or isn’t your regular “go-to” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a chance. After all, what are you afraid of if you give someone a chance?
Another thing to remember is that when dating, your safety comes first. If you don’t feel safe or comfortable, don’t bother about remaining polite. Get out of there as soon as possible. If you’re meeting someone from a dating app (a stranger), we recommend telling a buddy where you’re going, meeting in a public place, and being calm so you can make good decisions from beginning to end.
If you want to take the sting out of a first date, consider going somewhere you’ve been previously so you’re at least familiar with your surroundings.
Set Your Own Pace
It’s crucial to move your relationship along at your own pace when you’re seeing someone new. We don’t agree with society’s long-standing and unwritten rule of waiting a certain period of time before becoming intimate with a new partner, but we do believe that waiting is OK if you aren’t sure if intimacy is something you’re ready for.
Remember: Forming Connections Takes Time
Take some of the pressure off yourself by remembering that finding the perfect person for you isn’t going to happen overnight. Rather than hurrying the process and settling for a partner who doesn’t fit all of your wants, it’s in your best advantage to take the time to date more individuals and increase your chances of finding the one who will make you the most happy.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
We understand that you can’t always be optimistic. When it comes to dating, though, try to keep your pessimism at away since if you go on a first date expecting it to be a disaster, it will almost certainly be. Consider this: if you go out for drinks with someone you’re not crazy about, it’s only two or three hours of your life, right? If you go on a first date with the mindset of “I’m going to laugh a lot, order my favorite cocktail, and have a nice time even if there’s no second date,” you’ll have a terrific time. The impact of optimistic thinking is undeniable.