Your relationship status has just changed to “single” — now is your chance for a major transition into your new and improved self. You suddenly have extra time and energy that you can put toward yourself, rather than a relationship. Seize this opportunity to improve your self-esteem and get ready for the dating world. Bring back your fierce single self with a new look, independent adventures, enhanced confidence and an eagerness to meet and mingle within the dating pool. Here are some tips on how you can make the most of your single lifestyle:
A New Look
Now that you are single, it is time for you to reinvent yourself — this includes a change in your look. Have you ever wanted to try a daring hair style or revamp your wardrobe with more dramatic apparel? Now is your chance to make these big changes to help you realize your identity and interests as an independent individual. Without the constraints of trying to visually fit into a relationship or please your partner, your appearance can now reflect your unbridled passion, creativity and unique personality. These changes in appearance will help you attract people that are more like you for more genuine connections.
You are free to do whatever you want in your social life, so why not take advantage of it? Find events and activities that spark your interest and go without any accompaniment. You can engage in something that you enjoy without the worry of whether or not your plus one is having a nice time. If you love the outdoors but your previous partner was more of an urbanite, you can now use your weekends for backpacking. Or if your ex was a bit of a homebody, break the Netflix-and-chill cycle and go to a party, concert or local event for a wild night out.
Meet and Mingle
Balance your independence and solo time with some group interaction. Meet new individuals through groups classes and activities. If you’re an avid foodie, sign up for cooking classes where you can collaborate with others in culinary creations. You should also look into taking group fitness classes for an excellent way to get in shape and bond with fitness community members. 24 Hour Fitness has gym locations nationwide that offer a variety of classes to suit your athletic level and exercise preferences. Use the social connection website Meetup as a means to establish new connections with like-minded people. You can search your top hobbies and interests on the site, which will lead you to groups and events in your area that align with your interests.
Cool and Confident
The most attractive quality of someone who is single is confidence. Build up your confidence, so you can effortlessly attract and interact with new people. If you’re shy and self-conscious, it may be more difficult for you to be your genuine self and make connections with others. Luckily, there are small measures and exercises you can employ so you can step into the dating world with a cool, self-assured attitude. Before you head out for an evening of fun, amp yourself up with a power song — an energizing song that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. Mantras and confidence-boosting body posture are other methods you can use for that extra boost in spirit.