3. Quit Wasting Time
In real estate, the key word is location. In the dating world, it’s all about efficiency. You have to be extremely vigilant about not wasting your time when you’re looking for The One. Dating efficiently means no dating or flirting with unavailable candidates (even if they’re very cute). This includes married people, people who are already in committed relationships, and singles who really don’t want what you want (such as children).
Romantic efficiency also means not going to a party with three friends and standing in the corner just talking to them all night. Instead, go alone – you’re more likely to meet new people. If your giving online dating a chance, this includes not falling in love with an online fantasy for months; when you connect with someone online who seems promising, meet within two weeks and make sure the reality is as good as the fantasy.
Because you’re busy, you have to constantly monitor that you are putting your limited time to the best possible use. That attitude will help improve your chances of finding someone truly special (and help you balance your overall life, as well).