With 42% of marriages ending in divorce, more and more of us are hitting the dating scene. But what can we look for in a relationship? How do we know they are “the one”, and how can we make our relationships work?
Listen & Get To Know Them
Listening seems obvious with Dating & Relationships, but do we really listen, or do we just wait for our turn to talk? Listening deeply to what the other has to say, will not only help you to get to know your partner, but it will also make you a better person. Be considerate, ask about their day and really listen to their response.
Talk To Older Couples
We all seek relationship and dating advice, and who better to ask than a couple who have made it through a few decades! Sure, dating back then was a little different to dating now, but the feelings are still the same. They have much more experience in Dating & Relationships. If it’s worked for them, maybe it can work for you too. So ask them for tips. See how they dealt with situations that you may be struggling with.
Create A checklist
We all have an image of our ideal, perfect partner in our heads, so why not make a little checklist of all the things you are looking for before you date. With free dating sites such as Match Me Happy, it’s easy to learn quite a lot about someone before you even meet them. This makes it simple to weed out the ones who you think won’t be a match.
Speed dating is also a great way to quickly ask questions about a person and eliminate those who don’t seem a good fit. BUT remember, with Dating & Relationships, no one is perfect so don’t set your expectations too high.
Take Time Away From Each Other
Spending too much time with anyone will make you irritated at the smallest things they do. This can lead to arguments and breakups. Spending much-needed time apart will not only make you miss the other person, but it will also give you some time to yourself. We all need some self-love too.
A Day At A Time
Take everything in life a day at a time, including dating & relationships. If you have a bad day, start again the following day. Make each day an opportunity to enjoy yourselves. Love each other, surprise each other. All the little things will one day be the big things and the memories you look back on.
Touch Each Other Often
The physical touch is so important, from cuddles to sex to simply brushing past your partner with your hand on their back. These simple acts make us feel wanted and loved. Give each other back rubs, wash each others hair.
You can get intimate without it being sexual. Although the sex part is important too. A simple touch of the leg is enough to give us goosebumps and release all sorts of happy chemicals in our brains such as dopamine and serotonin. Making us feel all loved up!