So don’t rush to update your social media status to “in a relationship.” On the other hand, you do want to have a handful of people you trust, who you can confide in and who can support you. A bad date tells you clearly that this person isn’t for you.
When the right one comes and you decide to take things to the next level—engagement—that’s definitely worth posting and sharing with your larger community! And when you finally do meet the right person, you’ll be able, with clarity, to know this person is right—because you’ve experienced all the wrong kinds of people.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or weighed down, take a break and give yourself time away from the dating scene. In the right time you will attract the right person. Instead of asking where someone lives, which can be a one-word answer, try asking what they appreciate or value about their community. Keep your dreams alive, especially while searching for your soul mate. Make sure you’ve got enough time to date, enough time to do something great in the world and enough time to take break, too! Think about the mantras you’ve been repeating to yourself.
In that case, you’ll have to get creative to avoid the bewitching hour. The stress and pressure of dating in general, and especially long distance, is a burden.
Aleeza is committed to creating marriages that endure the test of time, starting with her own: she is a dedicated wife and loving mother of five children.