The Best Dating Advice I’ve Ever Gotten
Maybe your mom told you, or father, a grandparent, a mentor, a friend, or something you’ve read – but sometime, somewhere, you got a piece of advice that has stayed with you. Maybe it’s helped you find love, understand love or keep love. It’s the kind of advice you repeat to yourself and find yourself re-telling your friends. Here is our collection and we hope you’ll take some to heart.
- “You have to kiss a lot of frogs in order to find your Prince.” Is the classic line we’ve all heard, but you come to a point in life where you realize that though it’s true… as corny as it may sound, the Prince is you. Quite easily, living your life waiting for Mr. Right could mean MISSING your life. So by all means look for him and we hope you’ll find him, but in the mean time, live a full, rich life full of everything you wish for.
- You control your own happiness. Don’t ever forget that you must be at peace with yourself and happy as is – at this very moment before you can draw a positive good-for-you person.
- Sometimes you learn as much from the bad dates and relationships than from the great ones. Figuring out what you don’t want or can’t put up with means as much as what you DO want.
- 13th Century Persian Poet Rumi wrote: ‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’ You can’t give or receive love unless you love and respect yourself. If you feel you are worthy of love, then you can fully love. It sounds so simple, yet it can be the hardest challenge we face in life.
- Most people you go on blind dates with will be boring or have one off-putting quality that couldn’t possibly be captured in a profile picture, like a tippy-toes walk or a really earnest enthusiasm for acupuncture. So get out and meet in person before you spend six months communicating with someone that spits at you as he speaks.
- When a couple fights, no one wins. If you fight with your partner your relationship dies a little bit each time. Harsh words – even jokingly can push people away and make them love each other a little less each time, and sorry may patch it up but words and deeds cannot be undone or unsaid. Winning or getting in little digs doesn’t matter, because it hurts you both. The same goes for any type of belittling or critical behavior. Think of the couples you know that are always (even jokingly) putting each other down – odds are within a few years they are apart.
- To love is to be happy with. A simple statement that removes crazy expectations from relationships and keeps perspective on love… so simple!