Dating is hard. It’s also annoying, self-esteem crushing, and time-consuming. But it can also be amazing, self-confidence boosting, and simply so much fun. Dating is about more than just finding a partner – it’s a good way to meet new people, work on your social interaction and communication skills, and experience new thin
When you begin dating again after a relationship ends, it’s very easy to bring residual thoughts and actions from the past to the forefront, which can often keep that tiny spark from igniting into something more. Here are 5 common mistakes that we make in dating, yet don’t even realize we’re making them:
1. Tunnel vision.
Don’t limit your dating pool to your normal “type.” Branch out of your dating comfort zone and give a chance to those you haven’t previously considered (think age, looks, profession, location). You just might be surprised as to whom you meet and fall for.
2. Underestimating how much you have to offer.
Be you; not what you think other people want (i.e. your mother, your friends or that guy you’ve had your eye on). Authenticity is sexy, and it goes hand in hand with confidence, adding up to a very attractive combination. Plus, if it clicks with someone, you’ll know it’s real.
3. Judging yourself.
Confidence and friendliness count for way more than model looks — in dating, and in life. You’re human; you have flaws.