Four bad dating habits fixed

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Here are four bad dating habits you may have picked up along the way.

1. In too deep
Many of us will be able to identify with the early days of a new relationship when you just can’t get enough of each other. You are infatuated and commit to each other emotionally and sexually.

While there’s nothing wrong with this initial approach, it’s how you handle those feelings after the early days that will dictate the healthof your relationship. No couple can maintain those intense feelings forever, and it’s after the ‘come down’ that will show how you really behave in a relationship.

2. Picking up the pace
Relationships that speed through important events such as that first kiss or the first time you say ‘I love you’, are often the product of insecure or overeager partners.

Think about the pacing of your last few relationships; have these events all happened promptly? And were you always the instigator? Remember that there’s nothing wrong with taking things slowly, your partner isn’t going to vanish. And if they do, they’re not worth your time.

3. Sticking to a certain ‘type’
It’s common to hear people say that someone is their type, but often they have little concept of what lies beyond the fact that they like blonde hair or sporty people. The fact is, by sticking to a type we restrict ourselves from other potential partners or become at risk of repeatedly falling for a ‘bad type’.

Think about your past relationships, are there consistent negative traits in the people you’ve fallen for? If so, carefully consider your next potential partner. Chances are, if they share the traits of your previous partners, this relationship could end up the same way.

4. Choosing partners with similar family backgrounds
Do your previous partners have similar family backgrounds? Our families shape the people we become, and if your previous partner came from a broken home, or had bad relationships with their parents or siblings, then you should try and work out if that contributed to the problems with your relationship.

Of course we can’t choose who we fall for, especially based on whether their parents were divorced or not, but you may be subconsciously choosing a certain type, and preventing your chances at happiness.

What other unhealthy habits have you encountered? Why not share them below in the comments section.


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