Are you sick of swiping left? Done responding to messages that begin and end with “Hey”? Have profiles started to blur together into one generic guy who looks eerily like every Bachelorette contestant ever? Is that really another eggplant emoji?
For better or worse, technology has revolutionized the dating landscape. Apps like Tinder have literally made looking for love into a game, with users racking up matches like Pac-Man points. But what about those who genuinely want to find a partner and start a healthy relationship? The answer might be: be more mindful.
Yes, this buzz-y term can apply to your love life (not just to your yoga class or that meditation app you downloaded but never used). The idea behind mindful dating is to be more present and thoughtful in how you approach finding a partner—not that you’re not putting thought into this, but maybe you’re not directing those thoughts in the most effective places. So, to help you tackle dating from a fresh perspective, here are some mindful dating tips to consider: