Ways to Open Yourself up to Love ...

Do you often wonder why you’re still single? You may already understand why this is so: you’ve been focusing on your career; you’ve been through a painful breakup; you don’t know what you want in a partner; or, you just don’t ever seem to be anywhere to meet someone. Some girls do get the whole fairytale thing where as if by magic Prince/Princess Charming enters her life but most of us just have to see what hand love deals us. You can however prepare the ground by opening yourself up to love:

1. You Have to Love Yourself First

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The first step when seeking how to open yourself up to love might sound cliché, but it really is vital that you love yourself before you can invite others to love you fully too. Make moves toward this by making a list of all your best and worst qualities, and pick one from either end of the spectrum that you can work on to make you more attractive both on the inside and the outside. If you are happy with yourself, others will be happy with you too.

2. Decluttering Your Life is Essential to Make Space for Love

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Decluttering your life can be such a therapeutic exercise that it can open you up to more intimate and meaningful experiences. This can mean both physical and emotional decluttering, as physically clearing and cleaning your living space can put your mind in a much more relaxed and content state. This will in turn help to completely change your outlook on life and may make you more susceptible to the prospect of love.

3. You Might Have Better Luck if You Step Away from Internet Dating

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Though it may be a rapidly increasing way of trying to make a romantic connection with somebody, there is something about Internet dating that just does not feel authentic when it comes to seeking true love. There is nothing quite like the excitement of realizing you have struck up a natural connection with somebody at a bar, at a party or even at work. Getting to know each other is much more meaningful when it isn’t all laid out on a ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ page!

4. Don’t Hate Being Single Because It Will Only Hold You Back

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Though you may be actively looking for love, there is a fine line between being open to finding a relationship and being flat out desperate. You have to, in a sense, forgive yourself for being single. Do not blame yourself for not having a partner because this can be an unattractive quality that serves to actually keep you away from romance rather than bring you closer to it. Be comfortable in your single skin and others will find you a much more affable person.

5. No Matter How Hard It is You Really Have to Get over Your Ex

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Even if your ex meant a great deal to you, the best thing to do in order to open yourself up to new love is to rid yourself of anything that reminds you of them. Yes, some memories are incredibly precious, so if there are some things you absolutely have to keep, then put them in a shoebox and tuck them far away. Treasure the memories but make sure you don’t keep dwelling and going back to the mementoes whenever you are feeling slightly lonely or nostalgic.

6. Spend Some Time with Couples for Relationship Tips

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If you are looking to see how the dynamic of a successful loving couple operates, then perhaps think about spending some time with friends and their partners to see just exactly how you might be able to change some of the ways you can interact with potential love interests to have some more success. Of course, every person is different, but it might make a difference to experience the ways of people who are already in love.

7. Knowing What You Want Will Help You Find It

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Knowing exactly want you want, knowing the kind of qualities that you are looking for in a potential love interest, will help you to save a lot of time bothering with dates and relationships that are never going to satisfy you. Having a clear idea of the kind of partner and relationship you want will mean that you never have to settle or compromise for anything that you do not feel is the real thing.

Do you know what’s holding you back from finding love?

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