Are you looking for true love? It can be a tricky, elusive thing, true love, but I honestly believe that there's someone out there for everyone – maybe even more than one person, who knows? Love doesn't just fall into your lap, though, and waiting around to meet the person you're meant to be with is hard. It's frustrating and sometimes painful, and it definitely doesn't help if you're impatient because then it feels like it's never going to happen. It is, though, I promise. When it feels impossible or like it's never going to happen, just come back to this practical but on-point guide, create just for women who are on the lookout for true love.
1. You've Got to Go into It with an Open Heart
It's totally understandable to feel a little cynical when you've been in the dating game for a long time, but when you're looking for true love, you have to set that aside. It's so much better to go into this with a wide open heart that truly still believes in love. You don't have to completely open yourself up to every new man or woman you meet but go in believing that you'll find your love.
2. Soften up Your Body Language
It's a fact that your body language says a lot to the people around you. At least when you're on a date, try to relax and soften your body language. You don't have to do anything extreme, this doesn't mean you have to simper or bat your eyelashes or anything like that. Just try to avoid crossing your arms or keeping your posture stiff. Basically, you want to seem approachable and open.
3. Don't over-think Everything
Spend too much over-thinking something and you'll talk yourself out of doing it almost every single time. You don't need to get rid of your standards or give up what you want, nothing like that, but try not to analyze every conversation, gesture, or expression, and if you feel the desire to go out with someone who doesn't fit your usual type, go with your gut!
4. Exclusive? Only when You Are Committed!
Even though you're looking for true love, you don't have to settle, nor do you have to commit yourself to someone you're not really sure about. It's fine to keep things casual, even if that seems a little at odds with your quest to find love. You can date more than one person as you search. Just be honest about it.
5. Ask for a Relationship, Don't Keep It Casual if It Gets Serious
Don't wait around for your partner to make things official or exclusive. If it looks like things are going really well and the relationship is getting serious, speak up and ask about it. You deserve clarification. This way, if it's serious, then you're in a relationship that could be the one, and if it's not, you don't have to keep wasting time.
6. Share Your Feelings with Him
Always. Be as honest as possible, especially about what you're looking for. Don't make it seem like you're just out for a casual relationship or a friends-with-benefits opportunity when you're actually looking for something serious.
7. Stop and Listen to the Signs of Real Love
Love rarely ever announces itself like it does in the movies. Sometimes the signs are subtle and almost silent. So, listen. Take stock of how you feel when you're with the person you have feelings for, think about the time you spend together, and try to imagine this wonderful person in your future.
How's the quest for love going for you? Or does being single fulfill you? Let's hear your stories!