|Dating for Fun|
Dating doesn't have to be a serious hunt for a new spouse all the time.
So long as you are up front about your intentions, dating can be enjoyable and relaxing and that may help you in the long run.
Has dating become a frustrating chore? You have a couple of choices. You can stop dating for a while and hope that the break helps you get a fresh break. Alternatively you can ease up and start enjoying dating again.
Returning to dating
There are times when dating for fun can help you. Returning to dating after the end of a serious relationship can be daunting and difficult. If you approaching dating as a way to meet new people and to have an enjoyable time, then the pressure and stress will be less and you will be more inclined to relax and be yourself. Some people are concerned about rebound relationships but there does not appear to be any evidence that they affect the stability of the remarriage if the couple get married.
Dating to find a husband or wife
If you get locking into using dating solely to hunt for a spouse, dating will become a chore and be more like an interview than allowing both of you to be yourselves. Approaching dating in a less serious way allows you to be yourself. This is important as you want the other person to see you for who you are not a front that you put up especially for dating. You will also appear more open and friendly and possibly more attractive. This also puts your date more at ease and allows you to see them as they really are.
Dating and friendship
Relaxed dating can introduce you to people who can become good friends even if it does not develop into a serious relationship. However friendship is a good prelude to a good quality relationship and so by increasing your list of friends, you increase the number of potential life partners. Remember too that friends also have friends of their own. In effect you are increasing your potential dating pool.
Honesty and dating
The important thing is to be honest about your intentions. If you are not looking for a serious relationship, be upfront about it. Explaining that you are just returning to dating and are not ready yet for a serious relationship saves a lot of difficulty and avoids any misunderstandings that may hurt both parties.
Dating doesn't have to be a frustrating task. You can bring back fun to dating and enjoy the experience, making new friends and having new experiences as you go. Life doesn't start when you get back into a serious relationship. Enjoy the journey.