It’s time that you learn how to date yourself. Yes, you read that correctly: date yourself! But what does dating yourself mean? And how can you learn the best ways to start dating yourself? The following handy guide will teach you what it means to “date yourself,” along with some tips to get you started on your journey towards more self-love.
Dating Yourself--What Does That Mean?
The term dating yourself is a bit misleading. Dating yourself doesn’t mean that you’ll be falling in love with yourself romantically. Dating yourself means taking the time to learn how to love yourself by making the effort to “date” yourself; learn about yourself, treat yourself to special occasions, and in other respects treat yourself with the care and love that you would a person you are dating.
Top Tips for Dating Yourself
Now that you know what it means to date yourself, it’s time to take a closer look at the top tips for dating yourself. Try to incorporate these tips into your self-love journey in order to make the most of this unique concept!
Tip: Get yourself ready
One of the best things about going out on a date is getting ready! So take the time to put on a nice outfit, do your makeup and hair if you like doing them, and make the date feel more special with a look that makes you feel comfortable and appealing.
Tip: Go with your mood
Think about your mood when you decide on what you want to do during your “self” dates. Do you feel like wandering around a museum for some quiet reflection? Are you in an excited mood that makes you want to head out to a hoppin’ bar with a fun atmosphere? Don’t force yourself into doing a specific type of date unless you’re actually in the mood.
Tip: Buy yourself a nice gift
Who doesn’t love a great gift? Buying yourself a gift before your self date will help make the date feel more special. Opt for a gift that is a real treat, such as a box of expensive chocolates, a vase of your favorite flowers, or even something a little more extravagant like a new outfit or piece of jewelry. There’s no reason not to treat yourself on a date, after all!
Tip: Try both planned and spontaneous dates
There is no “one size fits all” type of self dating. You should go with what you enjoy. However, it is recommended that you try out both planned and spontaneous dates to give yourself a new experience. A planned date where you’ve made reservations and scheduling in advance is a totally different experience than randomly deciding to take yourself out on a Friday night. Have fun with it!
Tip: Get introspective
For this last time, make sure you take the time while you’re self dating to get introspective. What are your hopes and dreams? What are your goals? What do you love about yourself?
Remember, the primary goal of self dating is to learn how to appreciate yourself better. So why wait? Go out on a “date” with yourself soon!