Life can be difficult when you are single, especially if you have just come out of a long relationship or have been single for a long time. When you are in that position and you meet someone new, you might worry about starting a new relationship. Follow this guide for some great tips that will make it easy for you to find love.
Are you ready?
When you first become single again, it is only natural to want to recapture the closeness that you had in your last relationship. Unfortunately, if you rush into a new relationship before you are ready then it is not fair on your new partner and it may spoil your new relationship before it becomes established. When you are newly single, spend some time being single and learn to love yourself first.
Start to Look
If you have been single for a while and still not having much luck with the opposite sex it can be depressing. If you are not meeting people then you might want to consider expanding your social circle. Think about the things you like to do and consider joining any clubs or societies that cater for your interests. You might also want to take up any invitations that you get through your friends or work colleagues. When you meet new people, there is more chance of meeting someone special.
Even if you do not meet someone special through your new social life, you will make many new friends. Some of these might have single friends that are in the same position as you and try to get you together. This can be a blind date or as part of a group.
If you want to do this by yourself, you might consider speed dating as a great way to meet a number of new people in the same situation as you are. If you are nervous, you can arrange to go with a single friend and compare notes afterwards!
You might also think about browsing online dating sites or lonely-hearts ads in the local newspapers. Another alternative is to use introduction agencies to meet potential partners. These claim to be successful, but can charge a lot of money for their services.
If you do try this and meet someone in person for a date then you need to make sure you follow all the normal safe dating precautions.
Approach New People
When you meet someone new that you like, it is a good idea to spend time with them so that you can get to know each other better. There is less pressure on both of you if you can do this as part of a group activity. As you get to know each other and spend more time together then you might want to ask them on a proper date. This can be something casual like meeting for a coffee or a drink one day or maybe invite them to join you on an activity that you both enjoy.
Body language is a great indicator that your new friend is attracted to you. Some indicators that the other person is interested in you include:
- Lots of eye contact
- Standing close
- Plenty of little touches on your arm or hand
- Mirroring your gestures or posture
- Nodding when listening to you
When you are starting a new relationship, your first date can be very intimidating, so do not be surprised if it does not live up to your expectations. Hopefully, you will find out that there is still some physical attraction and you are comfortable in their company.
If you arrange a first date to last for about two hours, you can spend some quality time together and get to know each other better, but there is no pressure to make it last all night. It is better to underestimate how much time to spend together than overestimate. After all, you do not need to go home if you are still enjoying yourselves.
After the date is over, it is only polite to text or phone your date to tell them that you enjoyed it. If you still like them and want to arrange another date then you might want to ask casually so that you can gauge their interest in you. Even if you do not want to pursue the relationship, you might decide that you want to try to remain friends or not see them again. It is better to be honest and tell them rather than leave them hanging on hoping for something that you do not want.
If you are unsure about them after the first date, you might want to try for a second date. This will give you another chance to get to know them without the nerves from the first date.
Take your time and develop the relationship at your own speed. Do not rush into something just to satisfy your date, but there is nothing wrong if you both want sex on the first date as long as you are both careful.
Remember your new date is not any of your previous lovers. Each new person will have their own set of foibles and can make mistakes. If they continue to make the same mistakes or show a lack of consideration that upsets or worries you then you might want to consider if the relationship is good for you.
When you first get together, it can be tempting to spend all your time with your new love. This can be thrilling, but remember to take time to see your friends regularly. If your new relationship does not work out then they will still be there for you.