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What You Must Know If You Want To Escape A Dating Drought

We have all had our fair share of dating drought. Are you familiar with the term? A dating drought happens when we have not dated somebody for a really long time. Typically, you can say you’ve entered the drought season when your dating life has been non-existent for the past 6 months.

How To Escape A Dating Drought

It’s hard to be in a drought like this. It makes us really rusty. Our once confident selves can become awkward and anxious, especially when we are faced with a potential date. So can one do to escape the drought?

Join The Online Dating Community

Online dating has to be the best means of meeting someone new in a short period of time. You can start by signing up to a dating website of your choosing. Set up your profile, and then browse through others’ profiles to sort out potential matches.

Sharpen Your Chatting Or Texting Skills

This is the modern age. As you may know, people typically communicate through chat or text. Because you, likely, have not had the chance to communicate through these means with the intent of a romantic connection, you must practice. Chat or text with as many people as you can. Don’t forget to flirt and give out compliments.

Familiarize Yourself With Newer Dating Rules

Dating isn’t what it used to be. Even if you’ve only been out of the game for 6 months or so, a lot may have already changed. To get yourself up to speed, read up on what’s new and what’s trending. You can do so through different online publications.

Date Your Friends

No, we don’t mean that you actually date your friends. Ask one of your friends out on a practice date. You can never really prepare yourself for an actual date if you don’t practice in real life. Because you’re going on a practice date with your friend, he or she will give you all the pointers you need for when you have that first date with the person you met through online dating.

It’s not easy to escape a dating drought, but it is do-able with the right help. Try our tips out and see if they work for you. For more dating tips, check out more from our blog.

Happiness Rituals You Need To Start Doing

Our pursuit of happiness is infinite, some believe. In order to be happy, you have to decide, first, to make that decision every day and then work towards it. At least, that’s what most experts will tell you. A new research, however, may have the key to true joy as it reveals happiness rituals that anyone can do.

Neuroscience Recommends Four Happiness Rituals

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb may have the answers to the question: “How can we be happy?” Korb and his team did an observation about the gray matter in our heads, and here are the happiness rituals they have discovered:

1. Gratitude

The age-old technique of thinking about what you are grateful for when you are down might just have a better effect on our brain than we imagine. If we are feeling down or are worried about something, the best thing to do is not to focus on the negative but on the positive. Ask yourself what you can be grateful for despite your problems or worries. Researchers explain that anti-depressants are taken by those who are depressed so that dopamine in their brains is increased. Gratitude has a similar effect.

2. Label Your Feelings

What, exactly, are you feeling right now? Are you anxious, sad, or angry? When you have identified your emotion, your brain does a better job at processing it. It lessens the emotion’s impact. This was proven via MRI.

3. Make A Decision

Based on the research, your brain will finally feel at rest when you have made a decision to do something about what you feel. For example, you are worried about your finances. To make yourself feel less stressed, you can make a financial plan that spans out for a year. It has been proven that making decisions reduces worry and anxiety.

4. Touch

Is your loved one around? One of the happiness rituals that you need to do is to practice your sense of touch. Hug the person you’re with, kiss him or her, or just hold their hand. It helps us feel loved and accepted, and those are pretty good for your brain.

What does this research tell us? It says that happiness is achievable. Based on the happiness rituals, it’s possible for us to feel joy every day if we choose to. For more tips about self-improvement, read more from our blog.

The Newest Dating Trend Just Hit 2018

The year is off to a good start it seems. And that includes dating scene as well. The first (of probably many) and newest dating trend of the year just popped up. Everyone is calling it “clearing”.

Everything You Need To Know About The Newest Dating Trend

Statistically, January has always been the busiest month for online dating. A couple of sites have been writing about the surge recently. The people signing up for online dating, the number of app downloads, as well as the number of matches made, always seem to rise during this month. While this is not a new phenomenon, it has recently just been given a name.

Whenever Black Friday comes, people flock to different stores to clear out different items of interest on sale. With the newest dating trend, a similar situation happens. Those who are unwillingly single grab every chance they get to meet someone new – someone who can be a potential partner. It’s like clearing the shelves.

What Singles Do During Clearing Season

Aside from the online dating surge, singles who have entered the clearing season of their year seem to behave in exact same way. It has been observed that they go out more, go dancing more, and just have a lot of fun during January. This is the offline dating scene.

How To Take Advantage Of The Clearing Season

If you’re single, January is going to be a fun month for you. Take advantage of the newest dating trend by signing up to a dating website or by going out more often with friends. Be open to romantic opportunities such as a blind date.

If you’re already online dating, don’t forget to do the following:

  • Update the information on your dating profile.
  • Upload some new photos.
  • Take up a new hobby that you have always wanted to try (so you can spice up your profile when you update it).
  • And send as many messages as you can.

February is known as the month of love but maybe we can change that to January instead. This is your chance to find someone special. Don’t let this month pass by without doing anything. For more updates on the dating scene, check out other posts on our blog.