Dating: Five Ways To Get Back Into Dating
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Heartbreak is never easy, and getting back on the dating saddle, so to speak, can be both exhilarating and arduous. There’s the excitement of getting back out there and meeting someone new, but also the fear and nervousness of having to get used once again to the dating scene once again — especially if a lot has changed since you were last in it.
If you’ve spent the past year nursing a broken heart and are looking to get back into the dating game once again, here are five tips we think will help ease you back in.
1. Make sure that this is what you really, really want
Don’t push yourself if you know in your heart that you’re still nursing wounds from your last relationship. Cry if you need to, or binge-watch romantic movies if you feel that will help. You don’t need to go on a date every single night. What you need is the confidence to go out there and meet somebody new.
2. Go on a dating app
If you’re looking to just dip your toes into the dating scene, there’s no better way to do it than with a dating app. Your interactions start out virtually, with no face-to-face interaction, so there’s no need to clean yourself up if you’re not in the mood for it just yet. If you get rejected or ghosted, there’s the comfort of not having it happen face-to-face. And if you end up being successful? You might even gain enough confidence to go on a face-to-face date!
Use the new Adam4Adam Radar App! Our new app has a sleek new aesthetic, an optimized user interface, and improved additional features. You can even use the the filters for “Sexual Orientation”, “Sexual Position”, or even “Communities” to search for someone really specific.
3. Get a dating scene update from your friends
Look for friends that are just like you — single and ready to mingle. If they’ve been in the dating scene longer than you, ask them what to expect now that you’re trying to get back in. Maybe you can ask them if there are any new places to meet other single people, or ask them for advice on what kind of dates you should have lined up.
4. Remind yourself that you’re hot
A break up can leave you feeling crushed, and sometimes you need to remember you were attractive before you got your heart broken. If you need a new haircut, a new wardrobe, or a return to the gym to remind yourself of that, then go ahead!
5. Take it slow
Your first date doesn’t need to immediately be The One. In fact, your first date could suck, and not in a good way. Your first date could also turn out to be great, but that doesn’t mean you need to dive headfirst into a relationship right after. Take your time, go on other dates, and really get to know all of the new people you are meeting.
Do any of you Adam4Adam blog readers have any advice for guys looking to get back into the dating scene this new year? Share it with us in the comments section below!