Dating in 2023: The Reality

In a world full of distractions, temptations, and deceit, achieving and maintaining a healthy love life can seem impossible for many. As a human race, we have arguably never been more disconnected from each other.

Technology has allowed us to connect with so many people on an unprecedented scale, but just how valuable and meaningful are online connections?

Below, we explore some ways to keep your dates meaningful so you can enjoy the wonders of a healthy love life – the right way.

Staying Safe

One of the most important things to bear in mind in this modern dating space is to stay safe. The internet has transformed how we meet new people, and this comes with its pros and cons. 

Without sharing physical space, deceiving someone becomes much easier, and this is where dating scams, catfishing, and other dangerous behavior can occur. ExpressVPN’s blog piece recently identified the most common online dating scams. Familiarizing yourself with these threats can help you to stay safe and strive toward a healthy love life.

Nailing the First Date

First dates can be tricky: Where do we go? What should I wear? How should I act? What if they don’t like me?

In a recent episode of the Diary of a CEO podcast, love doctor Paul Brunson shares insight into how a midday coffee, walk or other little venture can often be an ideal date. it simply becomes just part of another day, with other things scheduled around the event. There is no pressure for post-date antics, and you might just find that you get to talking much more. Brunson says that physical attraction and a keen ability to listen make the magic date formula.

Honesty and Transparency

In a system where the words we utter can be held against us at any point, being truly open, honest, and vulnerable can seem like quite a feat. The reality is that no good relationship is based on lies or secrecy. Being completely transparent with a partner early on can lead to much better relationship development.

Outlining your current wants and needs, as well as any issues or worries you might be having that accompany those wants, can set the tempo for your time with your partner. Knowing what your partner needs and what their end goal is can remove any opportunities for deceit and harsh breakups and could be the movement that leads you to a fulfilled love life.