New year, new me?

For many of us, 2022 means more than just buying a cute, new calendar to hang on the wall (although that’s always my favorite part). The new year represents renewal, a fresh start, and an opportunity to clearly set our intentions for the future–especially when it comes to finding love.

If your goal is to turn next year’s dates into a long, lasting relationship, it’s important to first get into the right mindset. In fact, studies show that when people feel ready for a relationship, their relationships are 25 percent less likely to end.

So, if you’re single and ready to mingle, 2022 might just be the year for you. Now’s the time to get relationship-ready and manifest all the good that’s waiting for you in the year to come.

Will 2022 be the year your relationship resolutions come true? Mark your calendar, because here are five signs it’s the right time for you to fall in love!

Your friends are involved

Have you ever heard the phrase “it takes a village?”

Apparently, kids aren’t the only ones who get by with a little help from their friends.

Experts say that our friends and community have a big influence on our likelihood of finding love. Singles with stable social lives are less distracted with feelings of loneliness, petty dramas, or low self-esteem. Friendships teach us how to show empathy with others, communicate our feelings, and how to loosen up for a good time.

Whether you’re quick to make friends, or more of a ‘friends-since-fifth-grade’ type, the ability to develop and maintain platonic relationships is a good indicator that love is on its way.

Even if your friends are less involved in your life than they used to be (I’m looking at you, Responsibilities of Adulthood), their absence acts as motivation for you to focus on finding love.

If all of your friends are married with families, that’s a sign that you’re going to be next!

You’re feeling better than ever

Feeling better than ever–or, at least, generally content with your life–is a great sign that you’re ready to let in some love.

After two years of lockdowns, illnesses, and other unexpected events that came with the pandemic, we can all agree that life is full of ups and downs. However, if you’re going through despair, remember that dating is not the cure–it’s a complication.

If you’re feeling depressed, heartbroken, or grieving a recent tragedy, now’s probably not the best time to be putting yourself out there. Starting a new relationship takes up a lot of time and energy–so give yourself time to heal before scheduling any new dates.

You’ll know you’re ready to get back out on the market when you feel happy, healthy, and more confident and cool than ever.

You’re new in town

Talk about a fresh start! Moving to a new city is a great time to get into the swing of things.

Oftentimes, singles find it difficult to meet new people after relocating. However, with the help of your matchmaker, this shouldn’t be a problem.

After meeting your dates, get the conversation going by letting them know you’re new in town. Most people will be more than happy to share their favorite sites with you. Plus, there’s no better way to get to know the city than through the guidance of an attractive local.

You’re looking forward to a big event

What have you got planned in your 2022 calendar? Need a plus-one for your best friend’s wedding? Booked a Spring Break cruise for two? Or, just bought a couple of concert tickets to see your favorite band back on tour?

Whatever big events might be coming up, use them as motivation to offset your relationship lethargy. Most big events call for a date, so it’s a perfect milestone to mark on the calendar.

To give you and your special guest enough time to break the ice, make sure to schedule in a couple of dates before the big day. That way, you’ll know each other enough to enjoy both the occasion as well as each other’s company.

It’s New Year’s Day

Last, but not least, the best indication that time is on your side is to reign in the new year with style! Although a New Year’s Eve party isn’t necessarily the best event for a first date, the day itself reminds us that time heals all. No matter what your past might be, time is marching forward, and so are you!

If you are lucky enough to meet your special someone on New Year’s, you have a great opportunity to deliver some Hollywood-level romance. As the clock strikes midnight, turn to your date and say: “I decided meeting you will be the first fantastic thing I’ll do for myself this year!”

Your Year for Love

So, will 2022 be the year to meet your new boo? If you can relate to the circumstances above, that’s a good sign that you’re ready to welcome love into your life.

Before you put yourself out there, be sure that you’re emotionally ready for all that a relationship entails. Are you ready to commit? Are you over your ex? Are you able to compromise when needed? Make sure you can confidently answer ‘yes’ to these questions before opening yourself up to a new partner.

Even if you meet the right person at just the right time, being emotionally ready for love is the make or break factor that will determine the health and longevity of your future relationships. Investing in yourself and your emotional readiness will ensure that the love you find in ‘22 will last for many New Year’s to come.

Remember that what’s meant for you will always find you. If you’re feeling secure, confident, and happier than ever, 2022 is sure to be your year for love.

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