THE SMART WOMAN’S DAT­ING GUIDE

Joanna Coles, au­thor of Love Rules, shares the best way to find love in 2018

Women's Health Australia - - LIFE ETC -

1 LOWER THE PRES­SURE

“Apps like Tin­der and Bum­ble mean that it has never been eas­ier to set up dates. Take ad­van­tage of this and set up mul­ti­ple dates at a time. Re­mind your­self that even if this date doesn’t lead to the next, you’re ex­pand­ing your so­cial net­work.”

2TREAT IT LIKE YOUR CA­REER

“We like to think we’ll meet some­one and just know they’re the right per­son. For a lot of us, it won’t hap­pen like that. You wouldn’t leave your ca­reer to chance. Find­ing a good re­la­tion­ship means pay­ing at­ten­tion to who you’re dat­ing and how they make you feel.”

3 LEARN FROM THE BEST

“Look for re­la­tion­ship role mod­els – cou­ples whose part­ner­ship you ad­mire. Ask them when they knew that they’d be to­gether for­ever. Were there ever any mo­ments when they thought they might not make it? Un­der­stand­ing oth­ers’ messy times makes you less afraid of your own.”

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