With the new year right around the corner, it's a great opportunity to set some goals and resolutions, especially when it comes to dating! As a single Christian, there are plenty of resolutions that can motivate you to focus on getting closer to God and becoming a better version of yourself as you look for someone special to share your life with. Start the new year off right with these seven dating new year’s resolutions that will help you on your journey to find love.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #1: Pray Before Each Date
Make it a habit to pray before you go on a date. Pray for protection and connection, patience and wisdom to know when to stay and when to walk away. Pray for good conversations, meaningful relationships, and enjoyable moments as you get to know new people.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #2: Say “Yes!” More
Don’t throw all your dating standards to the wind, but be open to saying “yes!” to more dates with people who aren’t quite your type. Say “yes!” to trying new things with new people. Who knows–it may lead you to your forever person.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #3: Prioritize Single Life
Rather than prioritizing your dating life, make yourself a priority in the new year. Do things you enjoy. Go places you want to go. Take advantage of being single while keeping your heart open to love. It may show up when you least expect it–when you’re just doing you.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #4: Don’t Date Red Flags
Make this the year you stop dating people’s “potential.” Keep an eye out for red flags, and actually avoid them when you see them. Don’t be afraid to end something that isn’t working. Know your worth and date accordingly.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #5: Stop Comparing Yourself
It’s easy to look at other people’s love life and get jealous or feel like you don’t measure up. Let those negative thoughts go this year. Remember that everyone is on their own journey. Reconnect yourself with God, and trust His perfect timing for your love life. Use this time to grow closer to God instead of feeling discouraged or overwhelmed.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #6: Concentrate on Communication
Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. And you can work on your communication skills in your single season. Practice communicating clearly with friends, family, and new matches on your dating app. While you’re at it, practice setting boundaries and sharing your expectations too. It will improve your relationships now and in the future.
Dating New Year’s Resolution #7: Date Upward
On Upward! Make this the year you try a new dating app designed specifically for Christian singles looking to connect with like-minded believers. If Tinder and Hinge just aren’t cutting it for you, don’t give up on Christian dating. Just date Upward.