Swipe Right on Open-Mindedness: Why Your Next Match Could Surprise You
Hello, hello! It’s Rebecca Cooper Traynor, the chief love hunter at Match Me Canada, and I’m here to talk about online dating, profiles, and the importance of keeping an open mind.
Now, let me ask you something. Have you ever scrolled through a dating app or website and felt like you were shopping for a new pair of shoes? You know, judging potential partners based on a few photos and a few lines of text? Of course, you have. We all have.
But here’s the thing: online dating profiles are just a glimpse of who someone is. They can’t possibly capture the full spectrum of a person’s personality, interests, quirks, and flaws. So, it’s essential to take them with a grain of salt and the understanding that there is likely a lot more to learn about someone.
Here are three tips on how to be more open-minded when searching on a dating site:
- Look beyond the profile picture and the job title. Sure, it’s nice to be attracted to someone and to have common interests, but those things alone don’t make a good match. Take the time to read the profile carefully, ask questions, and try to get a sense of the person’s values, sense of humor, and communication style.
- Keep an open mind about life experience, trauma, triggers, and unresolved “issues” that people are working through. Remember that most people are good people, but they may have baggage that affects their behavior and emotions. Be compassionate, non-judgmental, and respectful of their boundaries.
- Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. It’s easy to stick to the familiar and the safe, but sometimes, that’s not where the magic happens. Consider going on a date with someone who doesn’t fit your usual “type” or who has different beliefs or interests. You never know what you might discover.
Now, I know that online dating can be overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you’re new to it. That’s why I want to remind you that Match Me Canada is here to help. Our three-month personalized date coaching program, “Become the CEO of your love life,” is designed to give you the tools and support you need to navigate the world of online dating and find the relationship you deserve.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let fear or skepticism hold you back. Embrace the adventure of online dating with an open mind and an open heart, and let Match Me Canada be your guide. Contact us today to learn more about our date coaching services and how we can help you find love. Happy hunting!