As matchmakers, we love connecting singles and making successful matches. Everyone who comes to us wants to be in a long-lasting relationship. We help them find out if they’re ready for such a relationship.
In relationships—as in life—there’s a difference between wanting something and being able to handle that something. You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating: Relationships take work—not to mention patience, understanding, and willingness to compromise. Comedian Rita Rudner put it best when she said, “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
Even the happiest couples face potential minefields, big and small, every day. Are you ready for them? Here are a few questions to ask yourself.
- Am I happy with myself right now? Before looking for happiness with a partner, you should be pretty fulfilled yourself. There’s always room for self-improvement. However, if you have some big personal issues to work out, it’s probably best to give yourself time to deal with them before looking for a relationship.
- Am I willing to make time for a relationship? People with busy lives often tell us that they “don’t have time” for a relationship. That’s always a red flag. You have to make time for a relationship, especially in the beginning. Here’s the good news: if the sparks really fly, it won’t feel like you’re making time at all.
- Am I open to new experiences? The older we get, the more set in our ways we get. This is human nature. This can also make relationships tricky, especially in the beginning. When two independent people get together, there’s always that push-pull between what changes and what stays the same. Both you and your mate must be willing to break some old patterns.
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then chances are, you’re relationship ready. We’d love to introduce you to successful singles who are as ready as you are to find that special someone. But even if you’re not quite there yet, that’s okay. You’re on your way. We’re always here to help you get there.