The new year is almost here and that means it's time to reflect on the year that is coming to an end. If you spent 2018 going on an endless horrible dates or no dates at all, it could be time to make some New Year's resolutions to improve your dating life. Or maybe you've been struggling in your current relationship and you want to salvage things between you and your partner. Either way, you'll want to check out these five New Year's resolutions that will improve your love life:
1. Put Yourself Out There More
The best way to improve your love life – or actually get a love life in the first place – is to put yourself out there. If you haven't met that special someone yet, it could be because you aren't putting yourself out there enough. This year try putting yourself out there more by joining some clubs or getting a new hobby. Participating in new things can help you finally meet someone!
2. Learn to Accept Failure
Dating and relationships both come with failure. You can go on a dozen dates and not hit it off with a single one of them. You can date someone for three months and then it doesn't work out. Learn to accept these things. If you can't accept failure, your love life is going to be miserable. Instead try to learn from whatever went wrong and use that insight to make your next date or your next relationship better.
3. Realize That Compromise Is Key
Compromise is key when it comes to healthy relationships. If you've been seeing someone for some time and you find that you're arguing all the time and constantly disagreeing, it could be time to learn how to compromise. Learn to give a little and learn to pick your battles. This will help you avoid constant fighting and lead to a happier relationship.
4. Stop Setting the Bar Too Low…Or Too High
Many people have trouble finding a partner because they set the bar too low. They accept people who are bad for them when they know that they deserve better. Being with someone toxic is worse than being alone. On the flipside, people also set the bar too high. They have standards that are unrealistic and because of this, they let a lot of perfectly good people slip through the cracks. If you set the bar too high, you could miss out on your soulmate!
5. Be True To Yourself
The most important New Year's resolution to improve your love life is to promise that you will always be true to yourself. A lot of people try to change themselves so that they can find a partner or so that they can make their current partner happy. Not being true to yourself will only hurt you in the long run. Your first priority should be staying true to yourself and as long as you do that much, you're more likely to find the love you desire.