The Version of You in Love

Love’s First Sketch

So, remember how I mentioned that marriage should be a logical choice? Well, dating is the opposite—it’s all about the heart. But here’s the thing: even though dating might ideally lead to marriage, it’s not a straight path. Life isn’t scripted, and love’s no different.

Dating is about Doodling Your Future with a Sprinkle of Love

Dating is like drawing the first outline of what could someday be a beautiful painting called marriage without a specific person in mind. It’s the stage where you outline your priorities and then add the person you are dating to your life sketch, checking if that person blends well. Moving into marriage? That’s when you bring colour to that sketch, figuring out how you and the other person add colours to each other’s lives.

Knowing Your Palette

Since not everyone wants the same thing in life, it’s crucial to understand who you are and what you like before you even think about diving into the dating scene. This self-awareness lets you figure out what picture you can create with someone else. It’s all about fine-tuning your likes and dislikes and ensuring your emotional and mental well-being are on point as you move through the different stages of life.

A Piece of Dating Wisdom

Here’s an interesting nugget of advice: try not to date the same person consecutively before turning 25. Why, you ask? Two reasons:

  1. Brain Power: Your brain isn’t fully mature until around 25. So, waiting until after this age means you’re in a better spot for making life-impacting decisions, like choosing a partner.
  2. Building Your Preference: Going out on dates with different people before dating exclusively gives you a broader perspective on what you’re looking for in a relationship. It’s simple statistics: a reasonable sample size with a predictable preference pattern will give us a better conclusion.

Drawing the Line

Here’s the deal: dating should be fun, not something that drains you. It’s super important to set your boundaries and stick to them. If you’re bending your rules in dating, what’s to stop you from doing the same in marriage? Remember, not every relationship has to last forever, and that’s life. The key is always to be the version of yourself you’re proud of in love.

Keeping It Real

As we navigate the dating world and consider relationships, let’s aim to stay authentic and honest with ourselves. Remember, it’s not just about who we end up with but who we become. Here’s to being the best version of you in love possible!


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