Home » Relationships

Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

Jun 24, 2008
Perhaps you are newly single and looking for a great way to meet people. It can be hard to start dating once again. Many people truly dread the thought of getting back out there to date a new guy or girl. Dating is full of anxiety, heartbreak and anxiety. It makes you feel like a teenager. The first thing to think about is: are you actually ready to start dating again? Sometimes people think about starting dating before they are actually ready. It is important to date only when you are ready.

When you date, you are going to meet new people. You never know who you could meet. You could meet the new love of your love. Or you could meet someone who just isn't right for you. Being in the right state of mind ensures that you'll be ready to have the best relationship that you can have. Before you start dating, examine the following self-study questions:

Are you open to dating now? Some who say they want to date may not be completely ready to date. Examine your heart now and really ask yourself if this is the right time for a relationship. If your career is asking for a lot of your attention, or if you have young children that are taking a great deal of your time it may be harder to date right now. However, this does not mean that you can't date. Focus on understanding if you are open and willing to meet someone right now. Otherwise you are just wasting your time.

Do you have the free time to date? Dating takes time and you need to have the perfect combination of patience and anticipation. Love comes to all who are ready. However, one never knows exactly when true love will arrive. It is critical that you be available to go on lunch, dinner and coffee dates with potential dates to see if you are going to meet your perfect match. Just like the saying you need to kiss a lot of frogs to meet your prince you need to be available to kiss those frogs to see if they will turn into that wonderful Prince Charming!

Are you open to trying dating services? There are those who enjoy going to singles events in person and others who would rather have root canal. Everyone is different. Online dating does not necessarily make dating easier: it simply makes dating different. You have the benefit to meet people by selecting them through categories when doing an online search for potential dates.

There is also speed dating for those who wouldn't mind meeting a lot of singles in a short period of time. For speed dating your first impression needs to be excellent. Then there is everyone's favorite: blind dating. Don't knock blind dating, you can meet someone wonderful people through a blind date if you are sensible about it. To date in this day and age it is no longer heading down to the next stool at the malt shop, you need to try some different options.

Do you have good common sense? While there are people who date who get a little carried away it is important to have a good sense of what is best to do in a situation when you are meeting a stranger. Don't meet someone in private. Don't give someone too much personal information. Let a friend know you are meeting someone new and exactly where you are meeting them just to be safe. If anything feels "off" or sends up a red flag, tell them you can't meet. It is better to still be single and have some common sense than to be in a dangerous situation and on a date!

Are you willing to give people a chance? While you want to have common sense, you also want to give people a chance. Do you have the time to date? Are you open to meeting new people now? Are you still heartbroken over your past relationship? To date online successfully you need to be willing to give people a chance to get to know you. Those that truly want relationships are going to want to spend time with you and will be taking the same risks in having a love relationship that you will be taking.

Dating can be a great way to meet someone if you are open to it. There are many that have met the love of their life by just taking a chance with their heart!
About the Author
What are Magic Bullets and how can they help you? Maybe you need Dating Advice or tips on how to pick up women?
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 145
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources