The Brave, New World of Modern Dating
Gone are the days where settling down with one’s childhood sweetheart was the norm. Modern technology and changing lifestyles have revolutionized the art of dating, with swiping becoming the new norm for finding love. Dating is now just a finger press away, but how do we navigate the choppy waters of modern dating?
The Art of Swiping
Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, and Match.com are just some of the dating apps that have revolutionized the dating world. Swiping left or right has become the go-to way of saying yes or no to a potential soul mate. But while swipe mentality has made finding potential mates easier, it can be challenging to differentiate between a genuine like and idle curiosity. Therefore, employing caution and security in disclosing your personal details is important.
Developing the Right Mindset
It’s easy to get lost in the world of dating, and rejection can be all-consuming at times. But it’s important to develop the right mindset to avoid hopeless romanticism and disappointment. Rejections do come, but it’s important to know when to take a break, regroup, and keep on moving.
Blame it on COVID or busy lives or long distances, virtual dating is booming. Getting know each other while afar comes with its advantages and disadvantages, it’s cozy and comfortable, but you only get to know intimate details once you meet face to face. Therefore it’s imperative to strike the right balance, know when to give virtual hugs, and goodnight calls, and plan for that surprise meeting.
Single or Taken, Valuing Yourself comes First
Love yourself first, and then love the right person comes. It’s important to value oneself and carelessly finding a situation ship in the pursuit for a soul mate. Self-love radiates warmth and confidence, it tends to attract genuine love, and makes one strong even when things are not going remotely good on the dating phase.
Taking the Leap of Faith
After editing one’s profile, obsessing over the perfect opening line, wining, and dining, procrastinating what to wear, how about wondering if he’s the one? With modern dating, this fear is real! But lean in for that kiss, fly miles, see new attractions, try new things together, and then run headfirst Towards that awakening certainty that he/she is the one.
Modern dating can to some seem confusing and overwhelming, but with caution and whole lot of self respect and a dash of fearlessness, connecting with love with equal zing and bliss becomes easier. Happy Connecting!