Have you ever thought that you might be the reason that dating has gone well for you? I know that’s a tough pill to swallow because who wants to be the bad guy? But if you’re getting ready to get into the post-pandemic dating scene, you need to break your bad dating habits and quickly.
Dating is complicated enough as is, so don’t make it harder on yourself. So before you get back on the scene, read up on these 5 bad dating habits that you should break:
1. Ghosting people.
You know what they say: what goes around, comes back around. So the next time you’re thinking of ghosting someone because you’re slightly disinterested, you might want to think again.
2. Only sticking to texts.
If you want to get to know each other, it will be hard to do that only through text. So don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call or Facetime someone so that you can connect on another level and avoid miscommunication that happens through text.
3. Going on the same old dinner date.
When you think about it, a dinner date isn’t really the best activity for getting to know someone. So instead of doing that, try switching it up with a date to the arcade or a date to a museum! Do something fun together so that you can see their personality shine (or not!).
4. Poor communication.
It’s time to get your communication skills in check because you will need them for dating. Dating and relationships require honesty, vulnerability, and open communication. So learn how to communicate assertively and healthily and leave the pettiness at the door.
Confusing relationships without clear boundaries aren’t the move. If you’re trying to find the “right” one, then cut yourself off from relationships that don’t serve you, and don’t be afraid to be clear about what you want.
If you’re guilty of these bad habits, don’t beat yourself up. With the help of a little bit of self-awareness, you can break these dating habits and be your best, flirty self!