Top tips to make the most of the Easter break this year
Our research shows that long weekends are a prime time for dating, with many of us taking time off work to relax and reconnect. With the Easter long weekend fast approaching, we thought we’d share our top four tips for making the most of the break to meet that special someone.
Let it go
What do you need to let go of? Often we believe we are ready for a relationship, but are still carrying a heavy load from the past. We feel frustrated that we keep repeating the same patterns and essentially dating the same partners in different clothes. But when we dig a little deeper, we generally find a set of thoughts, beliefs or memories that are getting in the way. This could be based on your parent’s relationship, your own past relationships or your beliefs about what you deserve. Take some time to notice the things you repeatedly tell yourself. It’s only when we replace negative self-talk with positive dialogue that we can approach our dating life with optimism and openness to possibilities.
What do you really want?
Many of us have an ‘ideal partner list’ which includes all kinds of physical and materialistic characteristics. We become so focused on the exterior that we forget about the more important internal features, often leading to poor compatibility and inappropriate matches. Deal-breakers should be important characteristics that are linked to your deepest values and beliefs. Things like ‘must be blonde and 6-foot-tall’ are not deal-breakers, they are preferences and can be overlooked if accompanied by some great internal factors. Genuine deal-breakers are things like different religion, life ambitions, outlook on marriage and children or health beliefs. Review your current ‘ideal partner list’ and understand the difference between your deal-breakers and preferences.
Be your best self
If you have developed any bad habits recently, now is the time to reboot. This will be different for each person, and could be about anything from your diet, exercise routines or your attitudes. Learn how to love yourself, because research shows that people are attracted to other people who are living their best life. When you focus your energy on self-improvement you will become a people-magnet!
Refresh your dating profile
Your profile is like a marketing document for yourself, so once you have refreshed your mindset, deal-breakers and vitality, spend some time updating your profile to reflect this. And don’t forget to take some new photos – capture moments when you are doing what you love and being the best version of yourself. Notice what happens in your dating life once your external messages match the way you feel on the inside!
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