4 Ways To Up Your Dating Game in 2022

4 Ways To Up Your Dating Game in 2022

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Wanna up your dating game this year?  Dating is tough to navigate at times, you know there's things like, what do you text back, who pays the bill, and why is it hard to meet normal people?  And dating in 2022 brings a whole new set of things.

The old rules of dating no longer apply, most exchanges happen over an app, and hands up to having forgotten how to do makeup while staying at home since 2020.  But difficult or not, you deserve a fulfilling life, fun ways to meet new people and to actually enjoy dating.

We all say it every year, but 2022 can be the year you reach all your goals (#newyearnewme, am I right?)

This year can be your golden opportunity if you're looking for love (or, just going on dates that don't suck), and to help below are 4 ways to help you up your dating game and find a happy relationship.

Stay In The Present
When sparks fly, our minds can easily fast forward to the future.  After only a few days you might catch yourself planning the wedding or wondering what you'll name your first dog.  Or you might start to fear heartbreak before you even know if they have brothers or sisters.

It's natural for the mind to wander like this, but we do a disservice to both ourselves and our date by not staying in the present.

Get curious about them, listen to the way they laugh and stay connected to how your body feels when you are with them.

All of this information you gather in the moment will help you to discover if this is a person you really want in your life.  Be here now.  Breath by breath, date by date.

Be Yourself - Without Overthinking It
Whether you're contemplating what you should do with your hands or what you food you should order (that won't get stuck in your teeth), it's easy to get caught up in overthinking things you usually don't think twice about.  Before you begin spiralling into this stressful mindset, take a deep breath.

There's a reason why your date wants to get to know you more, and it has everything to do with who you are and nothing to do with you almost tripped up stairs in front of him or her (it happens).

Be yourself - Don't hold back when you talk about things that matter to you.  The people who are right for you will not only recognise who you are, but appreciate you for being just that.

At the end of the day, you want to be with someone who likes you just the way you are.  Oops, I just quoted a rom-com - do you know which one?  All that said, be you.

Focus On Finding Out What You Want
Dating is supposed to be about finding what you want, not becoming what someone else wants.   Some people will like you and some people won't.

Whether or not someone wants to pursue a relationship or a second date with you has nothing to do with how likeable you are, but it does have to do with compatibility.  And I think we can all agree there are many people we wouldn't mind being incompatible with.

You know what we should vow to end in 2022?  Going on dates we're not excited about, texting back people we don't like, or not vocalising what we want or need in our relationships.  Compromise and empathy are important in our relationships, but so is respect for each other's wants and needs.  Communicating what you don't want should be just as easy as what you do.

Visualise Your Best Self
Dating highlights our biggest insecurities:  We over analyse what we way over, text or Tinder, try on 10 different outfits before a date, and maybe even expect the worst and prepare to be ghosted or for the date to go not so great.  Sound familiar?

To help pre-date anxieties, try visualising the best version of yourself.  Are you confident, comfortable, or friendly.  How would the most confident you act on this date?  What would you wear?  Would you even care about what you wear?  Remind yourself that you are the catch that your date is trying to impress, not the other way around.

Even if you don't feel confident or calm, the simple act of visualising your best self can help you relax and enjoy the date.

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