5 dating advice tips you should tell your young self


Love yourself more

Nothing beats the feeing of putting yourself first before anyone else. Having a partner is a cherry on top, he’s more of a want than a need. So, before making a guy your all, first make sure you’re emotionally,spiritually, and physically intact with yourself. This will not only make you stronger but you’ll never doubt yourself.

Listen to your instinct

When it comes to relationships your gut is your best friend because it’ll never lie to you. You’ll know when a relationship has taken it’s toll and when it’s time to let it go. Don’t force it by staying in an unhappy relationship. Remember it’s your happiness before anyone elses. 


The idea that your partner should be able to tell when you’re not okay will only leave you battling with an issue alone. Yes it might have worked when you were young but grown ups don’t behave that way. Instead of giving him the silent treatment, talk about the things that upset you and those that you don’t like. No person is a mind reader so it’s unfair that you expect your partner to be one.

Forgive yourself

This is the time for you to learn all you can and make mistakes as this is in preparation for your adult relationships. Professor of Communications at Taylor University based in USA talks about the power of forgiving yourself. According to him this is the best gift you can ever give yourself and the journey of letting go of all the guilt will sure not be an easy one, take baby steps. 

Be you

When you’re young, being yourself seems somewhat impossible because we all want to be perfect right? However, as you grow older, you realise being imperfect is totally fine and a man who truly loves you will do  so with all your faults. 

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