How to Find Love When You’re Too Busy: Dating Advice for Workaholics


Instagram and other social media sites are spreading the myth that, for a person to be successful, they need to have it all. You see influencers, with thousands to millions of followers, running their own companies and jetting off to exotic vacation destinations around the world while maintaining a seemingly happy and perfect relationship.

You might be looking at these pictures thinking, where do they get the time? With work taking up most of your every day, dating might have taken a back seat. When you barely have enough time to sleep, how do you even find time to meet new people, not even sure that any of them would end up becoming your spouse?

If you really want to find love but do not have the time to go on dozens of blind dates or attend countless events, here are some tips that could help you.

Get Professional Help

Love is not easy to find as everyone seems to think. Out of the billions of people around the world, how exactly do you find “The One”?

Normally, before they marry, people go through several relationships and even more dates. However, with the help of a matchmaker, you would not have to undergo the process of meeting a potential romantic partner only to end up disappointed after finding out that they are not a good match after all.

In matchmaking, a professional will evaluate your personality, your preferences, and what kind of relationship you are looking for. The service will select a couple of candidates who has the best potential to be your perfect match.

You still will go to dates, but you would not have to go to clubs or parties where you get to meet a person who you would be interested in and will be interested in you, too. With matchmaking, you go on dates with individuals who, like you, are looking into settling down.

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Try to Multitask

Unless you are inside your office 24/7, it is possible to meet a person with whom you can eventually form a meaningful and loving relationship.

Do you spend so much of your time each month attending corporate events? Do you fly off to different countries around the world for work? These activities actually introduce you to a lot of people, some of whom may be interested in dating.

The trick is to be open. If you go out for lunch, for example, scour the restaurant in case someone catches your attention. You can approach them and strike a conversation while waiting for your sandwich to arrive. Next time you go to the gym, you can hang out a little longer at the juice bar and smile at people you are physically attracted to.

Prioritize Your Social Life

You are young, but you would not be young forever. You should not be neglecting your family and friends for work.

Socializing is part of having a healthy lifestyle. If you do not have the time for it, maybe you should learn how to better manage your day.

Create a to-do list, set a time limit for each task, and plan how you will approach the day. Most importantly, schedule time to bond with friends and family or go to dates in advance. Not doing so would only discourage you from actually clocking out of the office at the end of the workday.

Relationships — whether familial, friendly, or romantic — requires time and effort. You cannot expect to continue prioritizing your work and have a happy relationship at the same time. You need to invest time and effort to make a relationship grow to something more serious.

If dating and finding the person you would want to be with for the rest of your life sound like a lot of work, that is because it is. If you are ready to commit and fall in love, you should be ready to work for it.


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