Why You Should Be Authentic and Show Your Emotional Side

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When it comes to dating or exploring a new relationship, one of the best things that I’d suggest is to be authentic and act like yourself. Many times people put on a front or show some version of themselves that isn’t the real them. There should only be one version of yourself. That’s the version that you should be and act like on your date. 


Something that I’ve always said, and I’m sure many of you can relate to, is the fact that I’d rather be alone than with the wrong person. Another thing that I’ve always said is that I’m not afraid to lose someone that I don’t have. Having said this, I want you all to take a moment to think about the person who you’re dating and getting to know, and ask yourself, “Are you acting like your authentic self and being the real you?” 


If someone doesn’t like you for you, then you’re wasting your time. Time is valuable and so are you. You should be with someone who likes who you are without you having to put on an act or try to impress them. Relationships, where people don’t act like themselves, don’t have a very good chance of working out. Don’t worry about the fact that the other person “might not like you” if you act like yourself, because that just means that they’re not right for you, and you should want to be with your best possible match, not just a good match or a great catch. 


If you’re afraid to act like yourself because you know how you are, and you think that you’re a very emotional person—you need to stop right there. Being your authentic self is everything when it comes to starting something new. You need to like yourself and embrace that you’re an emotional person. My personal preference would always rather be with someone that’s emotional and passionate—as long as they don’t have a bad temper. 


When someone isn’t afraid to show their emotions and wears their heart on their sleeve, it’s one of the most beautiful things. I mean, my goodness, my children look at me and embrace who I am, and how emotional I get even when I’m watching a silly cartoon commercial. Being emotional is a beautiful thing, and you should never be afraid to show that side of you, because the right person will love that part of you, and never want to change it. Remember, it’s those little idiosyncrasies and personality traits that are exclusively yours, and that makes you who you are. And those are the very same characteristics that the right match for you is going to love, adore, and embrace.

Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at ACW (Anne Cohen Writes)
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and ACW (Anne Cohen Writes). She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.
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