When you’re actively dating, it can be easy to forget about yourself and focus on the people you’re spending time with. Whether you’re playing the field and focused on a few lucky individuals, or you’ve found someone potentially special and you’re giving them your undivided attention; you still need to make sure that, at least once a day, you’re doing something just for you.
Self-care and personal attention are essential at any moment in your life, but especially when you’re putting yourself out there in exciting, sometimes-stressful, potentially painfully but usually fun situations (called dates). If you don’t want to completely drain yourself and grow tired of the dating scene before you find what you’re looking for, here are a few ways to treat yo self, because you should never stop dating yourself.
Take Yourself To Dinner And A Movie: Eating a meal by yourself and enjoying a film without someone whispering in your ear can be so relaxing. Spend some quality time with you, reading a book while you enjoy a nice meal or simply sitting in a restaurant and taking in the ambiance.
Buy That Thing You’ve Been Wanting: Hey, you work hard and you’re probably spending money on other people (i.e. dinner dates, etc) so why not spend some money on yourself, too? I am not suggesting you go completely off the rails and blow a paycheck in an afternoon, but take yourself shopping and buy yourself something that will make you feel sexy and confident on your next date.
Go To The Spa: We just have three words for you: Hot. Rock. Massage.
Invest In A New Look: Sometimes, there isn’t anything that can make you feel more fierce and fabulous than a new haircut and/or hair color. Why not do something a little out of the box, and change up your look so that you can feel new, fresh and rejuvenated? We can guarantee you, it will help boost your self-confidence and make you feel like a new, more-improved you.
Don’t Be Afraid To Do Nothing: R.E.L.A.X. Relax. The world is stressful and life is busy so hey, take a weekend to turn off your phone, stay far away from your computer, sit on your couch in your most comfortable and clothes and do nothing but watch Netflix. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself, is nothing at all.
Don’t forget, no matter how often your dating or how excited you are about a potential date, you should never stop dating yourself. After all, no one should love you as much as you do.
-Your It’s Just Lunch Seattle Matchmakers,
What do you think about our Professional Matchmakers’ advice? How do you choose to “Treat Yo Self” during the week or weekends? Let us know in the comment section below!