Trying to find love a second time around isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve compiled a five-step plan to help ease you back into dating…
You’ve recently got over that two-timing rat, got divorced or are finally coming to terms with losing a treasured loved one far too early. Your friends and relatives are telling you it’s time to start looking for companionship again, and you almost feel ready. However, you haven’t dated in years and think that you’re totally out of touch when it comes to this sort of thing; you don’t want to look a fool and simply don’t know where to start. So, here is a list of the top five ways to start making it work for you….
Start by deciding on what you want. What would make you happy? Whether a friend, a companion or a new lover, you need to decide what you want. Until you know what makes you happy or what you miss, e.g. laughter, watching old films with someone or just having a companion to walk the dog with, then you can’t move forward.
Then settle on how you are going to date. Via friends, through online dating sites, through events such as speed-dating or simply by being bold enough to chat to someone new at a supermarket.
Write down exactly what you are looking for. Do you want a funny man, a petite lady or a caring partner that will get on with your whole family? Are you interested in intellect and matters of the mind, or somebody to laze on a beach with? Compatibility is the most important thing about dating. Most internet dating sites will have a service which can help match you with the right person.
Think about making a decision on how you want to correspond with your date. When you finally do contact someone, would it be better to meet them face to face or start with an email or phone call to get to know each other better?
Put it into practice. Once you have made all of the above decisions then you should be ready to start. Whether you opt for speed dating or online dating there is someone for everyone out there, and if after a few months nothing has happened and you grow impatient, then move on to the next form of dating. Variety, after all, is the spice of life…