7 Dating Resolutions for the New Year

A New Year is upon us and now is the time for you to get excited about the beginnings and experiences that will come your way. With all the parties and events being planned, there may also be the pressure to have a date with you for when the time comes to ring in the new year with a kiss.

Being single in the new year should never feel stressful. This is the perfect time to plan out some resolutions that will not only help you feel happier but could also help your love life as well.

Say “Yes” More Often

There will always be times when we just don’t feel like going out and would rather just stay in for a quiet night to unwind. Everyone needs that from time to time to recharge batteries, but when it becomes a habit, that’s when it could actually do more harm than good.

As a resolution, try to accept invitations more often. Not only for dates, but to connect with friends and family as well. While it may feel like a hassle some days, getting together with those you love will leave you feeling happy and ready for the next thing that may come along.

Be Spontaneous

No matter how well you plan something, sometimes a spanner will find its way to throw you off. Instead letting unexpected things get the better of you, learn to go with it and have a good time.

The same rule applies in the dating world. You could sit and wait for someone to make the first move, or you could get out of your comfort zone to get what you want. It won’t always work out but building up your confidence by being bold every now and then is definitely a good thing to do.

Know What You Want

Take a moment to sit down and think about what you want. Whether it’s your career path, lifestyle, dating or health and wellness, you should really consider what you want deep down.

Many people think they know what they want based on what others tell them, but does that advice always apply to you?

Live with a Clean Slate

Get rid of any baggage that you may have been hanging on to from the past. Think about all the things you have experienced and the negative feelings you may have from some of them. Are they preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Do these memories sometimes affect your love life?

If they are all in the past, that’s really where they should stay. You can definitely take a lesson away from it all but learn to let go of the past and move forward to a brighter future.

Keep an Open Mind

Be open to new people and experiences in life. We all get comfortable with things we are familiar with but sometimes, we need to get out and experience something new that may take us out of our comfort zone. When dating someone new or being intimate with a partner, keep things spicy by trying out new experiences together.

Forget About “Your Type”

People will often connect and even settle down with someone who is totally different from what they thought “their type” was. Everyone has a specific set of traits that they find very attractive, but just focusing on them narrows down your dating pool and potentially missing out on some great people.

Try to give everyone a chance. Even if there is no love connection, you could meet someone you connect with on a platonic level and who doesn’t want more great friends in their circle?

Focus on You

In the end the new year is all about self-love. Taking care of your mind and body above all is the best start to a year and great way to set yourself up for happiness in the long run.