Dating can be daunting and scary, but it helps if you take the approach of mentally treating everyone you go out with as a friend at first. Doing this can help keep expectations reasonable and give you a path forward if the sparks do not fly. You should aavoid going exclusive too early. It’s also important to make sure dating apps do not become the central fulcrum of your life. It is imperative that you not let dating stop you from spending lots of time and energy taking care of friendships, your other interests and yourself.
- In your mind, at least, treat everyone you date as a new friend in the beginning.
- It’s a good idea to date several people at any given time so you can learn more about what you want and who you are before going exclusive with anyone.
- Always make sure you make time to take care of your friendships, your other interests and hobbies, and your own health and wellness.
“Adopt a different kind of approach to dating so as to give yourself ample opportunity to meet the right match while at the same time being at ease in your own skin.”