In order to be ready for love, we must first love ourselves. Remember this before you begin the dating process.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding the perfect person for you, that it’s easy to forget the things that really matter in life. Being in a relationship doesn’t define you and happiness cannot be found in another person.
Five Important Things
We live in a society that demands instant gratification; TV shows where you can stream all the episodes at once meaning we can binge-watch them without having to wait. Meat producers that have engineered animals and inject them with growth hormones to meet the insatiable demand for fast food. Self-service checkouts so we can avoid the queues that come with being served by an actual human. Being in a hurry isn’t always a good thing. Dating is an experience so don’t be hurry to rush through it.
Don’t fall to your knees as soon as a person shows an interest. You are valuable and you deserve the right person for you. You wouldn’t buy the first pair of shoes you see, would you? Wouldn’t you try them on and walk around in them first? When someone messages you, take the time to get to know them before you agree on a date. A person can pretend to be anyone behind the veil of a screen.
Keep a little back. Don’t give away the milk for free because they’d be no need for anyone to buy the cow. I stand by this. I, personally, wouldn’t want to eat a lollipop that everyone else had licked. Yuck, all those germs! Value yourself and treat yourself as a treasure. You don’t just hand out treasure. It has to be earned. Pirates know the struggle.
Be honest. If you’re potentially going to end up in a relationship with this person, wouldn’t it be much more convenient if they actually know who you are? Imagine if you had to pretend to be Wonder Woman for the rest of your life. Can you imagine trying to keep warm in the winter with that teeny costume on the whole time and adding, even more, rushing around being awesome to an already busy life?
Like the person for who they. “Ooh, he’d be perfect if… I just need to change…”. No. He or she is who they are. You either like them like that or you walk away because your potential love isn’t a project. Love is a partnership and you need to love them for just the way they are (thanks for that quote, Mark Darcy). Cheers to that!
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour.