How to Prepare Yourself for a New Relationship After a Long Break

Jul 22, 2017

After your last breakup, you swore off dating and relationships. But now it has been a while, and you miss the companionship you once had. Plus, you are feeling flirty and ready to give love another try. Before you dive right into something new with someone new, though, you should get yourself ready after taking your dating break. Here is how.

1 Glam yourself up

Getting back out into the dating world is a lot like going on job interviews. In fact, it is more of a job interview when you think about it. That being said, you could be a perfectly lovely person, but if you do not groom yourself, you are not going to have much luck.

By all means, if you feel like trying a new look like a new hair color or cut, or new clothes, or getting a makeup makeover, go for it. But make sure the person you are true to be yourself.

Do not go goth unless that is what you truly want. You never want to make a drastic change to yourself in hopes of impressing someone else. Make it the best version of yourself, so you feel truly recharged.

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2 Do something interesting

Get into your hobbies again. It is through these things that you might meet someone new that you will build a relationship with. But even if you don’t, a person that has their own interests and doesn’t sit around waiting for life to happen is infinitely more attractive. Besides, it will keep you busy and busy keeps you from wallowing in loneliness.

3 Do not think every date could be “The One”

You will be super disappointed if you do. You may go out on a date with a guy and think you had a fabulous time. He even kissed you goodnight and said he was going to call, but then he never did. Ditch your expectations and just go with it. Do not believe promises from people you just met. Let them prove their worth to you to earn your trust.

4 Make sure you are good company

When we are alone for a time, we tend to forget our quirks and how to be a good companion. That does not mean you should try to be someone you are not, but make sure you look at your habits all around to see if you’re fit company even on the friend level.

After all, you would not want to go out with someone who is antagonistic and challenges everything you say, would you? Be the kind of company you would wish to keep and you will do just fine.

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5 Do not be in a rush

Whether you hear your biological clock ticking or not, rushing into something is never a good idea. Take the time to get to know new people and date several at a time without being exclusive.

When you have found someone that is the right match, you will know because you will both only want to be with each other. Until then, keep it light and fun and enjoy the adventure!

Starting a new relationship after a long breakup is tough, but possible. How did you prepare to get back out there and date again? Tell us!