The dating game can be really difficult and nerve wracking at times. Here’s what you can do to get past your nerves and self-consciousness so you can eventually find love…
Stay balanced and keep things in perspective!
Don’t make your search for a relationship the centre of your life. Concentrate on activities you enjoy, your career, health, and relationships with family and friends. When you focus on keeping yourself happy, it will keep your life balanced and make you a more interesting person when you do meet someone special.
First impressions are NOT always reliable.
Especially when it comes to Internet dating, people don’t always accurately portray themselves. Regardless of where or how you meet someone, though, it always takes time to really get to know that person. You have to experience being with someone in a variety of situations, some good and some not so good, before you really know him or her. For example, how well does this person hold up under pressure when things don’t go well or when they’re tired, frustrated, or anxious?
Be honest about your own flaws and shortcomings.
Everyone has a flaws and, for a relationship to last, you want someone to love you for the person you are, not the person you’d like or pretend to be, or the person he or she thinks you have the potential to become in a faraway future. In many cases, what you consider a flaw may actually be something another person finds quirky and appealing. Most of all though, by being honest and shedding all pretence, you’ll encourage the other person to do the same, which can lead to a fulfilling relationship.
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Don’t rush into things when it comes to sex.
Don’t be too quick to make a relationship sexual as it often becomes harder to develop a good vertical relationship afterwards. Even though it can be difficult in this day and age, try to take your time to get to know someone first. It will only lead to a more satisfying sexual relationship down the road.