Seven Tips for Feeling Calmer in the Early Stages of Dating

How to avoid anxiety, worry, and overthinking.

Patricia Vilchez
The Everyday Reflection

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Photo by Héctor López on Unsplash

Dating advise with Kendall Brown.

Tired of the dating rollercoaster filled with anxiety and overthinking?

Here are 7 ways to stay cool, calm, and collected when you're dating someone new.

  1. BE PRESENT.
    Rather than worrying or daydreaming about what the future may hold for you both.
  2. DON’T MAKE DATING YOUR EVERYTHING.
    Maintain your own fun and fulfilling life outside of dating so you’re not relying on someone else too soon to fulfill you.
  3. FOCUS ON IF THEY’RE A GOOD MATCH FOR YOU!
    Stop worrying and wondering if they like you — do YOU like them? Do they tick YOUR non-negotiable boxes?
    I personally think this is one of the most important questions to ask yourself. Ask them and then determine for yourself do they want what I want.
  4. ️SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS.
    The early stages are simply about getting to know someone new — building a friendship and connection, then allowing it to naturally unfold.
  5. USE THE MANTRA…
    “I like him based on what I know so far, but there’s more to discover before committing” — to reality check yourself!
    Also, as Jared Freid says keep everything on the resume, the good and…

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Patricia Vilchez
The Everyday Reflection

I am a foreign young woman living and dating in Paris, sharing my experiences and some life lessons advice I pattu.v01@gmail.com