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3 Mistakes To Avoid While Dating In 2023
Jan 28, 2023
The dating world can be a scary and confusing one to navigate. The search for love is one of the most important activities we, as humans, engage in. Sometimes our efforts in finding companionship come from a desperate place. In our desperation, we end up making mistakes that at the time don’t feel wrong but could result in being the breaking point in building a connection with someone. Fear not, we are here to remind you to be mindful of your actions when meeting new people who may potentially be “the one”.
Keep an Open Mind
When going into a date with your mind made up about the other person, you will never learn more about them. You have already created a solid image of them in your mind which you will try to maintain throughout your interaction. No matter what they say, your brain will try and manipulate their words to fit the description you have given them from the start.
Prioritise appreciation over expectations.
Learn to trade expectations for appreciation, and you will learn so much more about the person that you never expected to. Make a point to value their positive qualities.
Avoid Saying No
We often hear people say, “That’s so not me, I am not doing that”. They are not entirely wrong for it. You should never be forced to do something you are not comfortable with. However, this is not the reason you are here. Going out of your way to meet a new person after allocating time and effort into it is all the groundwork you have put in to try something new. So why limit yourself to only experiencing things that you are used to. You are not going to lose anything if you give something new a shot. Remember,
Every failed attempt is a learning experience.
Listen up and You’ll Be Rewarded
Everyone loves talking about themselves but it makes others more engaged if you’re actively asking questions. If you find this difficult there is a plethora of resources you can look at, just like Google, that can help you with ‘ice breaker’ style questions, and give you some ideas you may not have thought of.
Not all the good ones are taken.