Dating

How to Get Back Into Dating After a Long Break

You may have been single for years and have avoided dating for a while. Perhaps you took a break. Taking breaks from dating can be good for you, especially if you find yourself caught up in the rejections or challenges of dating.

Now, you’re ready to get back into dating but find yourself a little “green” in the world of dating. Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as you think, even if you remember it feeling that way. Here are some top tips to help you to get back into the dating scene, without feeling afraid:

●    Start small.

 As you get back into dating, it can be tempting to go all in and if you’re ready for it, that’s great. If you’re not, start off small. Maybe you don’t feel like going on a lot of dates right now, but perhaps you could use some fun in your life. Okay. Why not join a local meetup group or pick a hobby that will put you in contact with other people? If you’re someone who likes to meet people organically, this is a great way to get started, without putting a focus on the end-goal of finding a partner.

●    Learn to relax.

Dating when you’re all wired and anxious isn’t going to help you present your best self. Learn to relax, about your life, about the dating process, and about the end goal. Invest in some safe, natural CBD vape pens, enjoy your favorite show, go for a run. Do things that make you happy and relax, and then try to date—the results will be much better.

●    Consider online apps.

If you want to get a taste of what dating is like, download a dating app. Start flirting slowly on the apps. Get used to the idea of someone being into you or you into them. While you’ll find that many people are looking for hookups on dating apps, and maybe you’re one of them, finding a partner on these apps is possible. Just make sure to state your intentions so that everything is clear with the people you talk to.

●    Go out with your friends.

If online apps and meetups aren’t your thing, make time to go out with your friends. This is something that has worked for many people. Whether it’s going out for dinner or brunch or for a few drinks on a Friday night, you never know who you may meet on one special time out with your friends.

●    Remember your beauty.

We all have insecurities, but we also all have beauty. If you’ve forgotten what makes you appealing or need a reminder, do something that makes you feel beautiful. Whether it’s a photo shoot or a visit to the salon to try a new hairdo, it can be helpful to be a little vain from time to time.

●    Don’t go overboard.

Going on date after date is not only exhausting, if it’s not going well, it can be demoralizing. Don’t push yourself. Take it slow and only go on dates when you really feel like it. There’s no need to rush the process; what’s for you won’t pass you by. Start slow, meet people, get to know the options and take your time.