So many people are quick to jump at the opportunity to be in a new relationship or date someone new. Most people, on the same hand, don’t do any research or ask any questions about who they’re dealing with.
For younger people, find out if they’re in school, if they work, information about past relationships, etc. For older people, this is even more important that you research; if someone is 28 years old and unemployed, WHY? If someone is 32 years old and is still single, WHY? There are lots of reasons for people to be single, unemployed, not in school, but is your ‘new fling’ in or out for the wrong reasons? FIND OUT!
Don’t get overtaken by the excitement of meeting someone new, find out about their past, their current, their goals, and even their possible baggage. How would you like to date someone for a year, grow to really like them, THEN find out about their criminal record? How about finding about kids WAY after you’ve already developed feelings.
If you are going to put time in effort into a relationship, make sure the person you’re getting yourself, and possible your kids, friends, and family, involved with. You owe it to yourself and those you keep company with to find the right person, not just anyone willing to give you the time of day.
The future in your hands is your own. Happy ‘Smart’ dating!