Meeting people through the internet is not such a taboo subject anymore. Practically everyone has one dating app on their phone that allows them to meet a date instantly. However, there are still those who are skeptical about online dating. Despite these people’s negativity, you have to try your best to remain positive. But, how can you stay optimistic?
Don’t Let Negative Comments Bring You Down, Stay Optimistic
First of all, it is understandable for people to be concerned about meeting dates through the internet. The problem comes in when they totally close their mind off to this new concept. So, here what should you do if you’re really into online dating but are surrounded with people who weigh you down with negative comments and opinions:
1. Don’t mind their comments and never take it personally.
Most probably, the people who are showing negativity towards your means of dating have not tried it at all. So, don’t take it personally. It is normal for people to dismiss or shun whatever they do not understand. It has less to do with you and more to do with the other person adjusting how he or she feels.
2. Always practice gratitude.
Every time you practice gratitude, your focus shifts. From only seeing all the negative comments, your attention goes to being thankful for what you have.
3. Take this is an opportunity.
This is a chance for you to show all your haters that what they are saying is not true. If you’re up for a good challenge, then tell them to wait and see, as you bring your date to your next meeting. Just remember not to make this the primary goal for online or app dating.
4. Work On Yourself
When you feel good about yourself, you’ll care less about what other people think. You realize your self-value, and this will act as a shield from all the negativity people are throwing at you.
Keep in mind that it is hard to change someone’s mind if they have already closed it off to a certain idea. All you can do is control yourself – how you feel and how you perceive things. If online dating is really what you want to do, then stay optimistic. As long as you know how to handle yourself and you know that meeting dates through the net is going to work for you, you will easily deflect negativity. For more tips on dating, read other posts on the blog.