Concentrate on activities you enjoy, your career, health, and relationships with family and friends.
When you focus on keeping yourself happy, it will keep your life balanced and make you a more interesting person when you do meet someone special.
Despite the stigma in some social circles that accompanies being single, it’s important not to enter a relationship just to “fit in.” Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing.
And nothing is as unhealthy and dispiriting as being in a bad relationship.
Myth: I didn’t feel close to my parents, so intimacy is always going to be uncomfortable for me.
Fact: It’s never too late to change any pattern of behavior.
Or maybe you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough.
Whatever the case may be, you can overcome your obstacles and find a healthy romantic relationship.
Emotions can change and deepen over time, and friends sometimes become lovers—if you give those relationships a chance to develop. Fact: Women and men feel similar things but sometimes express their feelings differently, often according to society’s conventions.
Fact: Conflict doesn’t have to be negative or destructive.
With the right resolution skills, conflict can also be an opportunity for growth in a relationship.
For example, how well does this person hold up under pressure when things don't go well or when they're tired, frustrated, or hungry? Everyone has flaws, and for a relationship to last, you want someone to love you for the person you are, not the person you’d like to be, or the person they think you should be.
Besides, what you consider a flaw may actually be something another person finds quirky and appealing.
These are probably not the things you can find out about a person by eyeing them on the street, reading their profile on a dating site, or sharing a quick cocktail at a bar before last call.