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Your Spiritual Guide to Dating: 3 Tips for Finding Real Love Online

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Be yourself and the person you are meant to be with will find you. 

There’s an old saying - you can’t love someone else until you first love yourself.

And although we’ve all heard this line before - repurposed in many a romcom and pinterest board - too many of us ignore this key element of love and relationships. 

Which is why we can all use a tip, or three, to help open our hearts and find the love we deserve. 

1. Understand and Be Clear About What You Want 

The first step to finding someone you can fully connect with is understanding what it is you’re looking for. It seems simple enough but this is something that takes years of dating and heartbreak and questioning to figure out. 

You’ll never have all the answers. 

But you can surely be realistic about what you know now, even if it’s something you usually want to ignore when someone new and exciting - and wrong for you - comes along. 

This first step is essential for success in the online dating world - which can be very overwhelming in the beginning. So many dating sites, so many profiles, so many opportunities to find the one you’ll connect with.

Coming into the experience with a clear idea of what you want will turn this intense experience into a more personal, and enjoyable one. 

Be sure to take advantage of the different filter options on dating sites. Zoosk has two great filtering/matching options.

The site’s Behavioral Matchmaking uses smart pairing that gets to know your preferences and matches you accordingly.

They also have a diverse set of filters which can help you narrow down your options, so you can head straight for what you’re looking for. 

Because when you know what you want, and filter from the beginning, you’ll have more chances to cross virtual paths with the person you’re meant to be with. 

2. Listen to Your Intuition

Safety is a legitimate concern on dating sites.

Many dating sites - like Elite Singles - have a verification process which ensures that all profiles are real. Even so, the anonymity of dating sites means it’s not uncommon to come across someone who is on there for the wrong reasons. 

So listen to your gut - and if someone seems too good to be true he or she probably is. 

Besides saving you from investing your time with the wrong person, trusting in your intuition is crucial in the early stages of a relationship.

Your brightness will attract all kinds of people. Stay grounded, aware and introspective and you will quickly realize who is worth your time.

3. Remember that Timing is Everything

Think about the long, winding road that brought you to this point. We’re all shaped by our colorful pasts and we tend to want to run straight toward the wedding aisle, not realizing that on the way we’re picking up the experiences and skills that will help us be the best partners we can be. 

Patience is especially necessary to make online dating work. On a popular site like Zoosk thousands of new singles sign up every week and millions of messages are sent daily. So maybe your soulmate is creating his or her profile right now. Or, maybe it’ll be next month.

Trust in patience - because while you’re looking for him, he’s also looking for you. 

What’s true for love is usually true for the any aspect of your life where you’re truly vulnerable -  try to open your heart and expel fear and the rest will happen when it’s meant to. If you're ready to head online to see who's out there, give Zoosk a try. It just might be the key to meeting that special someone.