In today's world, dating is the gateway to marriage and long-term relationships. But how do you know when you are ready for dating or whether you have the qualities of an ideal boyfriend/girlfriend? Read on:
The first thing you must do is ask yourself whether you are physically, emotionally, mentally/psychologically, financially, socially, and spiritually well. If you are lacking in any of those dimensions of wellness, then you have to fix it. Otherwise, it may be very difficult for you to succeed in a relationship. How can your relationship be well, when your own self is not well? Are you able to meet the needs of yourself as well as the needs of your romantic partner?
How can your relationship be well, when your own self is not well? Are you able to meet the needs of yourself as well as the needs of your romantic partner?
When you have critically examined your personal wellness and pass on all levels, you can progress to questions related to time and money management. Dating costs time and money. If you are serious about dating, then you should make time in your schedule for spending time with your date. Also, bring money, but stay within your budget.
Dating costs time and money.
Another important thing to consider is your sexual orientation. If you are sexually attracted to males or females, then you know one characteristic of what your potential partner would be like. As heterosexuals greatly outnumber homosexuals, you may have a greater chance to find an opposite-gender partner who is attracted to you than a same-gender partner who is attracted to you.
Fortunately, sexual orientation is not the main component of a relationship. Because there are other factors involved, it is certainly possible to have a successful long-term relationship without sexual attraction or sexual activity. The partners usually satisfy each other emotionally instead.
Once you have thought well and hard about your personal needs, situation in life, schedule, willingness to allocate resources, and sexual orientation, you are now ready to date.
Asking out a man or woman is a different topic. Be prepared to handle rejections maturely.