Ask any person, particularly those with high-paced careers or students what they want and a good majority of them will say they need more time. More time in a day, in a week, or in a year. Since none of us can make a day longer, the best we can do is manage the time we have effectively. Here are some important tips regarding time management and dating.
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Set Priorities and Goals
Is it important to see your partner every other day, or would you prefer a date night every 2 weeks? Should you set aside time for a weekend trip every month? Or would you prefer longer trips during your vacation time? It’s important to set these dating priorities to decide how much and what kind of time you want to spend together – this way you have something to aim for and don’t get distracted by other obligations.
Keep in Touch
It’s ok to be busy, but keep other people informed! Particularly if you have just started dating, a long absence with no information can feel like a brush-off. Let them know what is happening in your life, make future plans, send cute texts, don’t just drop off the face of the planet and expect them to wait.
Being aware of each other’s schedules makes it easier to meet up for an unexpected coffee or lunch. This allows some fun time together that is unplanned but always a pleasant surprise. Try to plan for the unplanned.
Dating shouldn’t be the only priority in your life. It is important to make time for family, friends, work, and for yourself as well. Though it can be tempting, don’t sacrifice too many of these other important aspects of your life for your significant other. It is important to have a balanced life and one where all your needs are met.