As you get older there will always be new advice that comes along the way. When it comes to dating, most of the advice you’ll get will typically come from your friends and family. Most of this advice will be based on past experiences and learned lessons throughout dating mainly because it takes a long time to learn the most valuable lessons in love. Making your own mistakes every now and then is undoubtedly important, but learning from other people’s experiences doesn’t hurt, either.
Not all of what you hear is going to work for you. Of course, you want to go into a first or second date armed with as much confidence in yourself as possible. In order to build on this confidence, you’ll want a few tips to keep in mind. These life-changing tips will help you to put your best foot forward when it comes to dating. If you’re single and actively meeting new people, these are the dating tips you need, and possibly have never heard before. Each of these pieces of advice clearly stuck with the women who shared them, so why not see if there’s on that sticks with you?
“You Should Always Feel Like A First Choice”
You are the first prize and you should feel like that, especially in your own love life. If someone wants you, if they like you, they’ll never leave you guessing. They’ll make time for you, and most importantly, they’ll be there for you when you need them. When it comes to dating, you should never feel like a consolation prize, second best, or even last choice. Having these feelings will only make you start second guessing yourself and your self-worth, and that’s not how anyone should be feeling in a healthy relationship.
“Never Forget To Have ‘Me Time’ When You’re Dating”
Once you get into the world of dating it’s common to put your needs on the back-burner even if you don’t realize you’re doing so. Most women feel that their needs should be just as valuable as their partner’s needs. Of course, you’re going to want to constantly spend time with your significant other, but making time for yourself should be just as important. If you had a long day and need to unwind in a nice bubble bath, then do it and don’t think twice!
“Whatever Happens, Happens”
When things go wrong in a relationship, it’s normal to start blaming yourself. I’m sure you’ll even ask yourself questions like, “what did I do wrong?”, or “why am I not good enough?” The most important thing to realize is, it isn’t your fault. You are not the problem, and you have no control over other people’s choices. When you start to get worked up, take a breath, and remind yourself that what’s meant to be, will be, and you have no control over that.
“Never Settle For Less Than You Deserve”
Relationships are all about compromising and making sacrifices, but none of these include settling. In the world of dating, it could take a few rotten apples to find the perfect one for you. A lesson to always keep in mind is to never lower your standards. There is that special person out there that can give you all you want and need. If that person hasn’t come around yet then keep looking and don’t settle out of fear of being alone.
“Always Listen To Your Gut”
This is a piece of advice that can be used not only when it comes to dating but in every aspect of our lives. There isn’t a single person out there who knows you better than yourself. If something feels wrongs, chances are something IS wrong. If you have an utter urge to get clarity than get it. Intuition is so much more powerful than taking advice from someone else. Your intuition connects your body, mind, and spirit, and how those three elements have digested everything from your past.
Not all advice is universal, but these pieces are applicable to pretty much everyone. Keep the above tips in mind as you navigate the bumpy waters of dating in the 21st century, and hopefully, it will be nothing but smooth sailing.