If you have been on the UK dating scene for long enough, then there is a good chance that you will have developed some rather bad dating habits. This is pretty common – many people unconsciously fall into toxic patterns and aren’t sure of how to get themselves out.
With a new year, though, comes new opportunities. So, it is now time for you to make some dating resolutions and set yourself on the best possible path for yourself. Here are the top changes that you should try to stick to:
Know What You Want
It doesn’t matter if you ask men or women – most single people don’t know what they want out of relationships. Either that, or they are too afraid to admit what they really want. Needless to say, these individuals are doomed to never actually find what they are looking for.
So, the first thing that you should do is have an honest conversation with yourself. Consider what you really want. Are you looking for someone to settle down with? Or, are you currently happier with casual dating?
Remember, there are no wrong answers. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in a relationship, date casually, or even to have a string of hookups. It is only important that you figure out which scenario is right for you.
Once you know what you want, it is time to readjust your dating tendencies so that you are fulfilling what you need.
Create a Better Dating Profile
These days, everyone in the UK is dating online. This means that you will have probably signed up for at least one dating site by now. However, there is a good chance that your profile is a little… lacking. Don’t worry, this is true for most people.
If you do want to improve your chances of making better matches, though, it is time to revamp your profile. Now, with sites like Swipe-Affair, you can really go to town on your profile. This is because sites such as these let you provide more in-depth information. Use this to your advantage.
To begin with, make sure that your pictures are up to date. If the image is more than six months old or if you have changed your appearance drastically, then it is time for new ones. Make sure that the pictures show the best version of you – have a non-biased person critique them.
Then, write a more fitting bio for yourself. It doesn’t have to be long and detailed. But, it should reveal what kind of person you are and what you may be looking for. Make sure to update your interests if they have changed or evolved in any way.
Find Your Deal Breakers
Everybody’s deal breakers are different. But, it is important to know what yours are. If it will help, list them out. Keep in mind, though, that your deal breakers should be things that you just can’t get past. So, don’t put minor annoyances on your list. Yes, some things will get on your nerves, but can you really classify them as deal breakers?
Being more mindful of your deal breakers makes it easier to weed out people that aren’t right for you. Once you see these red flags, you know that it is time for you to step away. And, if these deal breakers don’t rear their ugly head, you may want to give someone a bit more of a chance.
Don’t Stick to A Type
Most people tend to date within their type, and this is fine. After all, you can’t really change what you find attractive in a person. Still, you shouldn’t allow your type to box you in. This is because, at the end of the day, you don’t really know who would be a good fit for you.
This is why it is a good idea to be adventurous every now and then. Go ahead and date someone that you normally wouldn’t. You may be pleasantly surprised by how well you click with some people. At the same time, dating outside of your comfort zone can open your eyes to new traits or things that you may have not realized that you liked!
These are the dating resolutions that you should try to make if you are ready for a better love life. So, go ahead and see how these changes can help you!