No matter how busy one’s schedule may become, making out time for that significant other is an important step in excelling in the dating game.
Busy people often find it difficult to fix dating into their already hectic schedule. As a result, they end up sidelining the process of finding and sustaining love altogether.
However, this ought not to be, as everyone deserves to be loved, and loved in return. Hence, the concept of dating and coupling up. A wise man once hinted that humans tend to make out time for those they care about, no matter how busy one may get. That said, here are seven useful dating tips for busy people.
1. ENLIST THE INTERVENTION OF A FRIEND
Humans need a subtle nudge once in a while to achieve certain goals in due time. Likewise in dating. Therefore, to achieve one’s dating goals, it is important to have a trusted friend at hand to keep you in check and hold you accountable.
Such friends could help you stay on track through timely reminders of scheduled dates, assist with hooking you up, or forcing you out of your comfort zone to meet up with a pre-agreed number of dates each week.
2. EXPLORE DATING APPS
Granted, dating apps are where people get to meet freaks, serial killers, and weirdos. But truth be told, many more end up finding their significant other through these apps. And as a busy person willing to toss yourself in the dating pool, this might be the best bet.
The important thing is to tread with caution when exploring this avenue. Other than that, the sky is your limit!
3. MAKE OUT SOME ME-TIME EACH DAY
Even though busy people tend to become absorbed in their working schedules, chances are, they still have favorite activities. What better place to meet a prospective partner than somewhere reeking of your favorite activities.
Therefore, it is important to allow one’s self a few minutes each day to explore those favorite things. Even if for only 30 minutes per day, visit a favorite restaurant, go swimming, volunteer at a shelter, or simply hit the gym. Chances are, you’d meet someone with shared interests in no time.
4. PATRONIZE A MATCHMAKER
How desperate can someone become to try out this dating option in his century right? The simple answer is “not at all.” Rather than focus on the cons of this avenue, looking at the pros would enable one to summon the courage to try it out.
For one, it saves you all the time in the world to do other things, as it eliminates the daunting process of date-hunting. Furthermore, you could check out different prospects right from your comfort zone until you find the one that fits your specs. Just let the matchmaker do the work.
5. UTILIZE EVERY FREE TIME
Busy people hardly ever have time to spare for dating or other activities, and when they do, it seems like the perfect opportunity to binge-watch every movie on their watchlist. As tempting as that date with the couch may sound, taking the cue and hitting a wedding, a birthday party, or an art exhibition would pay off more in the long run.
6. BE OPEN ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS
After a couple of dates with a prospective soulmate, it is easy to settle into a particular rhythm that works with your schedule. It is even easier to assume the other person understands your routine, like why you can only meet up on Sunday mornings or why you couldn’t make it to their friend’s housewarming party.
In most cases, they don’t understand it the way you think and may end up believing you’re not interested in a serious relationship with them. Unless that’s actually the case, it is important to express your feelings, letting them know you would like the relationship to progress despite your daunting schedule.
7. BE SELECTIVE
Not every Tom, Dick, and Harry that comes your way deserves a chance simply because you are out to combine dating with a hectic schedule. Be selective, and try not to compromise your dating standards for fear of missing out on a suitable prospect. As the saying goes, what’s yours would always come back.
So go out there, and explore until you find the right one!