5 signs you’re ready to be in a relationship after being single for so long

If you've been asking: 'God when?' this is for you.

Woman with a big crush [Credit: Madamenoire]

You almost can't catch a break if you are a single person on social media these days. If relationship people are not jumping on bare challenges to turn them into an affair for couples, they're doing 'me and mine' all over the place, posting cute TikToks that nobody asked for. SMH.

You may be forced into thinking you are ready when you actually aren’t - or, that could be a cue to get back into the dating pool, especially if you have been single for a long time.

Since we are here, let's quickly give you tips that'll let you know when to start dating again

If your last relationship ended badly and broke your heart in many places, it is OK to want to take time off. If that is why you are single, it makes sense. But if you have healed completely, and things that hurt you do not hurt anymore, it may be time to try again.

For those who have been single forever and have really never been in any prior relationship, all you need is a feeling of readiness. Once you get the vibe and you feel ready to do it, then there’s nothing stopping you. Ignore all the 'streets are rugged' talks and just go for it.

Opportunity may come more than once, but people may not. So if you meet someone who seems like the real deal, if they treat you right and make promises that you feel good about, maybe it’s time to actually let go of your fears and give love a try.

There are no assurances, of course, but when someone shows a reasonable amount of effort and commitment to being with you, maybe you should give them a chance and see where that road leads.

Ok, maybe not perfectly, but you understand yourself enough, love yourself enough and have become self-sufficient enough to involve someone else in the picture. When your emotions are stable, your understanding of emotional intelligence is great and you’ve practically mastered taking care of yourself, maybe venturing into a relationship shouldn't scare you as much anymore.

Well, take this article as a sign from God: the time is now.

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