For single people, the last two years have really impacted their dating confidence. Our capacity for making small talk with someone we haven’t met before has lessened, as we’ve spent more time at home and less time socialising and putting ourselves out there. In many ways, the stakes also feel higher when we’re older – when we’re looking for a second chance at love.
But the good news is that meeting new people is like a muscle, and by that I mean the more you do it, the easier and more natural and enjoyable it becomes. Here’s how to prepare mentally ahead of jumping back into the dating pool.