Looking out the window, it’s clear that Spring is officially here!
And so Sarah Beeny, the founder of My Single Friend, has come up with 7 tips to spring clean your love life!
“Spring is the perfect time to wake up your love life. As the days get longer and the sun starts to finally peek out from behind the clouds, people naturally feel happier, more relaxed and more open to meeting new people, so it’s a great time to spring into action and get dating. With these handy tips for dating declutter, you can get a fresh perspective on romance and turn up the heat on your love life.”
1) Out with the old, and in with the new
Spring is the perfect time to revamp your look. So try a new hairstyle or lipstick. Or give that winter beard a trim. A small change can give you a big confidence boost.
2) Re–evaluate your relationships
Still comparing dates to your ex or previous dates? Holding on to the past could be blurring your vision and holding you back. Take the time to consider what you really want to get out of dating. Are you looking for a relationship? Are you looking for friendship?
3) Organise your priorities
When you date, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Identifying what you want will ensure that you don’t compromise your values for someone else. Dating should be an addition to your life – not the centre of it.
Say good riddance to past lingering relationships that you know aren’t good for you. Someone who wants to be with you will make the effort and will let you know that they want to be a part of your future. Don’t waste energy waiting around to hear from someone you know isn’t really interested. Find someone who realises how fabulous you are.
5) Get rid of the cobwebs on your profile
Just like you change up your wardrobe to welcome the spring sunshine, take the same approach with your profile. Get yourself noticed by removing any old pictures and swapping them for sunny snaps. Update your profile and let people know what you have been up to recently.
6) Set yourself mini challenges e.g. make a new friend each week
The more people you meet the more likely you are to find someone you click with. Not everyone will take your fancy but by meeting more people you improve your communication skills and learn to talk to just about anyone. This will give you confidence on a date and you won’t feel as nervous in front of someone you do fancy.
7) Date night
Dedicate one night a week to broadening your dating horizons. You don’t necessarily have to go on a romantic date, but dedicate that one night a week to trying something different. It’s a great way to explore the city and meet new people. You’re never going to meet new people sitting at home alone, so get out there!