Finding the right partner takes time, and is more likely a trial-and-error, which means you have to go through investing, with your time, efforts and emotions.
Your friends can always give you tips and tricks to make things work. In time, you’ll learn it for yourself the best and worst practices of relationship-building.
In my case, there are some tips I wished I’d known sooner. Here are some that you can apply on your journey to finding true love.
Think More Than Twice
When you think you like someone and starts hearing not-so-positive anecdotes from others, you may have to take a pause and think again.
Put things on ‘fast forward.’ Can you keep up with someone who drinks or nags a lot? Maybe not. Maybe yes. Remember that you deserve the best. While you may endure things, it may be emotionally and physically straining on your end. Hence, before you invest every inch of your body and soul to your probable mate, be ready.
You may discover yourself in a circumstance where you have somehow invested emotionally, physically, and financially on another person, only to find out he/she dislikes you for not being the ‘perfect fit.’ You may have to assess yourself first before making any harsh decisions of either letting go or changing. You may always diss people off for being superficial, but you may also consider changing for the better.
Don’t Limit Yourself On ‘First Dates.’
It doesn’t mean you’re getting married. You’re just entertaining a possibility of a long lasting relationship that may lead you to the altar, or maybe not. Remember to set your limitations and expectations. It works better that way. Don’t rush things, as the song goes “Only Fools Rush In.”
Try to remember these things when looking for a partner. You should aim for someone who wants to be a better person with you.