If the lockdown put your love life on hold, then you might be a little bit skeptical about dating in the new year. But, despite the obvious challenges, there are 3 reasons why dating in 2021 in the midst of a pandemic is actually the best thing for you.
It's possible that masks, social distancing, and zoom sessions are all working for you.
Now that we've all gotten over the initial confusion, people are settling into a new norm. That means it will be easier than ever before to connect with like-minded individuals who want to form a Christ-centred relationship.
Although there are many reasons why dating in 2021 will be better than ever, let's look at the 3 most compelling.
In the past, there were a lot of incentives for men to lie about what they want. But these days, honesty is the best policy.
Men are filtering themselves.
With all the social distancing restrictions, there's no reason to skirt the issues. If you want a one night stand, most men are choosing to be upfront about it and go on the dating platforms that make that option the easiest.
Meanwhile, those who want to enjoy a lasting, committed marriage are more upfront about that desire as well.
2020 shook all of us and forced us to take a deeper look at our true desires. We were forced to take a hard look at our own mortality, and we all had time to sit quietly and reflect upon life and our place in it.
Many people have taken this year to focus on their personal development and establish healthier relationships with friends and family.
Because when you're not forced to be with a certain group of people every day out of necessity, you start to evaluate who you really want to spend time with and why.
That's why dating in 2021 will be far more authentic.
More people are choosing to be themselves and ask for what they really want.
No need to pretend.
While many newspapers have suggested that divorce rates skyrocketed in 2020, some experts say that the opposite is true.
There's evidence that shows the divorce rate is on the decline as couples learn to appreciate one another during a difficult and strenuous time.
For relationships that were already on the rocks, being locked in a small space with their partner was the final straw. But for those who were looking for an opportunity to reconnect, the lockdown provided an essential opportunity.
Families grew closer, despite social distancing.
We stopped focusing on people-pleasing because there was no one to impress.
Here's what changed for singles.
Suddenly, they had an opportunity to pay attention to their God-given desire for marriage and make a decision about whether or not to honor it.
That means those dating in 2021, online and in the real world, are far more serious about establishing something authentic.
There's no denying that dating in 2021 will continue to be a challenge. It's just not as convenient.
But that's actually a blessing in disguise.
Rather than focusing on the girl next door, simply because she's next door, men are being more intentional about choosing a compatible mate.
As a society, we're getting back to the important fundamentals of a relationship.
Someone you can laugh with.
Nurturing a relationship with someone you enjoy being cooped up with rather than someone you can show off.
Men are realizing the importance of marrying their best friend rather than a magazine model.
A trophy wife doesn't mean much if you don't love each other, and there's no one to show off for.
So for all the ladies who love making homemade pizza, cuddling on the sofa, and laughing until milk comes out your nose. It's your time to shine.
It's time to recognize your superpowers and the true value that you bring to a relationship.
If you're not sure what those are, check out my free relationship starter course so that you can start dating in 2021 with intention.
Begin by knowing your true worth in Christ and loving yourself so that you can attract and love the right man.
When you put in the work, that day could be much sooner than you think.
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