The Importance of ‘Being Ready’ to Date



When it comes to dating, what feels right for you, and what might seem like a great match, might not actually be someone that’s good for you. A lot of people “could be” a great match for you. But as we should all know, a great catch doesn’t always make the right match. For each and every one of us, there is that one special someone and they’re likely out there hoping to meet us as well. It’s imperative not to lose hope or faith until that moment comes when we actually stand face to face with our true love.

We need to hold and grasp enough inner strength within us so that we’re able to stay optimistic in our search. As well, it’s important to keep a genuinely positive outlook, and an open heart so that we’ll recognize our love when we actually meet. The last thing that anyone would want is to come across to the person that we’re supposed to be with as someone that’s skeptical, pessimistic, closed-minded, emotionally wounded, or scared to fall in love. This is a big reason added to the most logical and obvious other reasons why having an open heart is important.

When dating someone new, it’s important not to bring in the baggage of unhealed wounds and heartache from previous relationships. If you haven’t made peace with your past and let go of any and all residual feelings of heartache that you’ve experienced, you’re not only not ready to date, be in a relationship, or start something new, but you’re definitely not going to be emotionally capable of falling in love.

If you don’t have an open heart, you won’t be able to fall in love and embrace the magic of what true love really is. Sure, if you’re the type that has hopes or superficial desires of embracing empty love, by all means, go ahead and strive for that. But for all others in with hopes of finding a genuine, deep, long-lasting, meaningful, and fulfilling connection with someone, you need to be ready.

To get the opportunity of what genuine, authentic, real, agape love is and can be, both people in a relationship need to be fully ready. By ready, this means that they both must be emotionally ready, have no residual feelings for anyone else, as well as be emotionally available, have an open heart, and be ready to fall.

You can’t rush feeling better in any way, whether you’re physically, mentally, or emotionally sick. Being emotionally unavailable is basically like walking around with unhealed, open wounds. You need to take care of yourself and be whole and ready before even putting yourself out on the market to date. No one should date someone when their heart isn’t open to falling for them. That’s just setting yourself and the other person up for what possibly could be a big disappointment.

You should never put yourself in a position where someone can develop feelings for you (even on a first date), if your heart isn’t open to falling for them as well. That wouldn’t be right or fair by any means. So have a heart, take care of your heart, and prevent anyone else’s heart from feeling pain or distress by waiting to date until you’re fully ready.

Anne Cohen
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