7 Signs That Show You’re Ready To Date

Last updated 17 May 2018 . 1 min read

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Whether you just broke up with someone or enjoyed being single till today, you decided to take a “leave of absence” from the dating scene. There’s nothing wrong with that (in fact, I encourage it!).

However, the time has gone by, and it's time to move forward. How do you know when it’s time to start looking for “Mr. Right” and start living the next chapter of your life?

You know that feeling when you cannot wait to be in a relationship and you daydream about what you’ll do on dates with your future bae but also at the same time you’re afraid to put yourself out there BECAUSE THERE ARE BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH.

Well, here are seven signs to let you know it’s time to date - even if a zoo is setting up shop in your stomach.

1. Your Work/Life Balance Is Pretty Stable

You’re content with your current lifestyle and there are no major stressors consuming the bulk of your time and energy. Things are moving along in a consistent pattern. Your job is / studies are pretty secure. Life is actually upbeat and you enjoy it.

2. You’re Taking Good Care Of Yourself

You are physically healthy. You’re mentally healthy. You’re connected with a spiritual outlet. You take the time to do things that excite you and make you happy. You’re at a really good place in your life right now. You love who you are, you're feeling yourself because of it and the world doesn't stop you from doing so.

3. Your Ex Is No Longer A Bitter Presence In Your Mind

You can actually sleep at night without pondering the same-ole’ bitter thoughts of, “How could he do this to me?” and, “What did I do wrong?” or, “he is going to regret leaving me!” These types of thoughts bring up hurt and pain, yet you cannot stop thinking about them when you are healing.

That is… until you no longer care anymore about your ex. He is no longer a thought to you. You can actually enjoy the days and see colors again. When your ex is no longer a part of your daily thoughts, it's a clear sign you have officially let go and are ready to hold onto something new.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality. Let things flow forward in the way they like.

4. You Are No Longer Interested In Rebounds

Rebound (Noun): Someone whom you date immediately after a breakup to take your mind off of your ex, to try to make your ex-jealous or to show that you have clearly moved on from your previous relationship.

This person often evokes no real emotions or feelings and is often used physically and/or emotionally until you are ready to be single.

When you actually want your dates to mean something and you have no interest in catching a rebound, you know it’s time to start looking for the real thing.

5. Be You, Bravely

Usually, when you are getting over a breakup, you tend to focus on replacing your ex with someone else. Another thing that often happens is that you are so used to hanging out with a guy that you think it's the only way to have fun.

Once you shift your focus on something that is more empowering to you, like your family, friends, career or doing some good in the world, you know that you are emotionally secure enough to include another individual in your life. You can love this person just as much as you love everything else that is going on in your life.

6. Ready To Get Back In The “Game"

You know the game I’m talking about; the one where you flirt with everyone until you find someone you’re really attracted to. There is nothing wrong with a woman having options. Don’t back down, don’t be afraid, just go with your gut feeling.  Get back in the “GAME” girl.

How does one get into the game might definitely be a question on your mind when you decide to get back into it? The best thing to do is to follow your interests - if you love books and reading, hang out at book readings, and library events; if you love food - hang out at food festivals and pop-up restaurants; if you love music and dancing - give clubs a chance! If you are looking for an app that gives precedence to what YOU need, Woo is our recommendation without a doubt. It is lovingly curated app, created especially for women.

7. You’re Not Searching For Your Other Half, Because You Aren’t A Half !!

If you want to live a life you absolutely love, you have to know who you are, what you stand for, what you value and you have to also determine what you want from a relationship.

Once you establish these things and your vision is crystal clear, love will come to you whether you’re looking for it or not. Once you figure out that you are ready to start dating, take it slow, be sure to communicate and remember to always lay out your expectations and expect to receive the same thing in return.

Remember, you already have everything you need in order to be happy in life. Choosing to date again is not because you need to feel happy, it's because you now want to share your happiness with someone. Ain't nothing wrong with that! Love on, beautiful!

If you are ready to get your head in the game and want to come up with a dating plan that will work for you and your needs, click here join our Love Conversation and Tips with Woo: The dating app women love.


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