It’s a new year and maybe you’ve decided it’s time to start turning up the heat in your dating life. Whether your resolution is to fall in love or just get back out there to play the field, setting goals is an easy way to make sure you find dating success.
Here are 10 goals you can set to make 2016 your best dating year yet:
Whether it’s being open to finding a date that’s not usually your type, or planning a more adventurous outing for your night, switching up your dating habits can add some extra spice to your love life.
While this goal can be set by either sex, this is geared more towards the ladies. Don’t be afraid to go after what you want. So, you’ve spotted your perfect match, now go express your interest. If you’re comfortable putting yourself out there, put a message in his inbox. If you want to be more subtle, send him a wink.
Are you looking to be a serial dater or is working towards something long-term more your style? Once you figure out the role you want dating to play in your daily life, go after matches that are searching for the same type of relationship.
Modern dating can make it hard to establish just where you are in the dating cycle. Two terms we’d love to see taken out of the dating dictionary are “hanging out” and “talking”. What does that even mean anyway? Don’t be afraid to DTR – define the relationship.
If you’ve been dating someone for awhile and you’re ready to take things to the next level, let them know. Worse case scenario, you’re on different pages regarding what you’re looking for. Best case, you’ve got yourself a significant other.
No one likes getting played and in the dating world there seems to be an endless list of unspoken “rules” that people follow and think will help them succeed in their search for love. Well, rules were made to be broken. Forget about waiting a certain amount of time to respond or call, or pretending not to have feelings for someone you’re interested in. Drop the games, forget the rules, and watch your dating life take a turn for the best.
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to connect with someone who’s distracted. By now, most people know to put down the phone during a first date, but if you’ve been out a few times and feel more comfortable around each other, it can be easy to revert back to old habits. As tempting as it may be to check social media or the latest game score, make it a point to do your best to focus on your date instead.
We all have our list of qualities we want our ideal mate to have but too often people get caught up with the qualities a potential date doesn’t have instead of what they can bring to the table. Be open to new opportunity. Just because someone doesn’t have X, Y, and Z qualities on your checklist doesn’t mean they won’t be a match.
So you went out on a date and the vibe just wasn’t there. Don’t worry, it happens. Instead of looking at the night as a bad date, and beating yourself up, let it go and move on to the next. There’s plenty of other dates out there just waiting for their chance with you.
Dating doesn’t have to be so serious. Take it easy and have a little fun while you’re dating your way to the one. Go out on fun dates. Laugh a little. Let your guard down, open up and share a bit about yourself. Dating isn’t supposed to feel like a chore or an interrogation, so have a good time with it.
Don’t worry so much about finding the one. Dating gives you the chance to meet various people, now get out there and make the most of the dating pool.
Did you make a resolution to find love? Tell us about your dating goals for 2016!