If you know anything about the Chinese zodiac, you will be well aware that 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, an animal which symbolises bravery and courage.

So, in terms of dating, we could look at 2022 as the year to be brave and courageous when it comes to making decisions in our love lives. If you’ve been single for a while now, maybe it’s time to get back out there, to download that dating app, to make the first move and to take a new approach to dating. If you’re wondering how to approach dating this year, have a read of these dating resolutions, new dating app Fluttr have offered, for some inspo. 

Getting back out there

Lockdowns, restrictions, government guidelines etc. etc. we’ve been through it over the past 2 years. The pandemic completely shifted our way of life, and the dating game was no exception. Many took this time to get to know people virtually, never really having the chance to meet in person. 

Since the UK government has now taken a new approach to dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks, we are officially (and legally) able to get back out into the real world. Finally, you can breathe a sigh of relief! 

Now is your chance to be brave, make the first move and ask your latest match on a REAL LIFE date!! No more excuses, no more video calls. Restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs are ready and waiting for you. Now’s the perfect time to dive straight back into the dating pool. 

Pay Attention to the Green Flags

Noticing yourself getting “the ick” with almost every new person you meet? If you’ve suffered through some toxic or bitter relationships in the past it can understandably be hard to open up to a new person. However, you shouldn’t allow your past experiences to shape potential chances for new relationships. 2022 should be the year you spot the good in people, paying attention to the little things – the green flags. 

“The ick” = Where you experience feelings of sudden disgust towards a potential partner. 

Forget about your “Type”

The idea of a “type” has been around for decades! BUT…is 2022 the year we say ‘no more types!’? If you take inspiration from the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox, you may realise your typical type of person may not be the right guy or gal for you. Being open-minded when it comes to dating is so important and can really impact your dating experience. Get to know somebody under the surface, it may just surprise you…

Date Yourself first

The dating experience can be as much about self-love and personal development as it can be about finding love and developing new relationships. It is really important you feel confident and happy within yourself before you begin looking for a new partner. Taking yourself on dates this year, getting to know who you really are as a person will help shape your dating experience, allowing you to understand exactly what it is you want from a relationship. Self-love is key.