Dating & Relationship Advice

5 ways to hold on to your true self in relationships

Holding on to ourselves and being who we truly are in romantic relationships can be a huge challenge, especially if we’ve been waiting a long time to find love. But if we lose our personalities in the process of dating, it can be hard to find ourselves again, leading to unhealthy attachments. Wait a minute, you say. Surely, it’s called ‘falling in love’ for a reason? Isn’t it natural to lose parts of yourself as you look to join your life with another person? Like anything, it’s about balance.

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Letting down gently: 5 important things to consider when you don't want to keep dating - Christian Connection dating advice

Letting down gently: 5 important things to consider when you don’t want to keep dating

Sometimes when dating, you just know someone isn’t right for you for the long term and letting down gently is the next step. You find your conversations going through the same small talk – again; you seem to be too different in key areas; practically it won’t work; the timing isn’t right, or that all-important growing connection just isn’t there. However, if you decide not to pursue a relationship, it is healthy to give someone closure, to finish well and be honourable in your actions. How can you do that safely and well?

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How to navigate life changes during dating - Christian Connection dating advice

How to navigate life changes during dating

Life happens. This very common saying means that you could be happily going along your day and suddenly, life throws you a curveball – some sort of unexpected problem or event. For most of us, we just deal with it as best as we can and carry on. But what do you do if ‘life happens’ when you’re dating, or getting to know someone for the purpose of a relationship? How do you navigate life changes when someone new is in the picture?

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How to transition from meeting to dating to a healthy relationship - Christian Connection dating advice

How to transition from meeting to dating to a healthy relationship

Finding someone we want to date and carry on dating is one thing. Transitioning into a healthy relationship with that person is another. When we find someone with whom we want to pursue a relationship, it’s tempting to throw ourselves into the experience, to the exclusion of all else. How do we grow closer to someone while holding onto ourselves and avoiding self-sabotaging behaviours so we form a healthy relationship?

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How to navigate life changes during dating - Christian Connection dating advice

5 top tips for good phone etiquette on a date

It seems that most people these days are already in a committed, loving relationship… with their phone. Who can live without it? It’s the go-to form of communication, office, relaxation station, camera, social life – everything. It can be easy to feel empty without it, if we ever allowed that to happen – wherever we go, our phones go too. It’s addictive and can suck us into an insular world. Of course, there are many pros to having a phone. It can make communication and dating much easier for a start! So, what are the things to consider when dating in the smartphone age? What does good phone etiquette look like?

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great reasons you can trust Christian Connection for online dating - Christian Connection blog

13 great reasons you can trust Christian Connection for online dating

When it comes to online dating, it can be hard to know where to start and who to trust. Preparing to meet someone new can be an exciting but also anxious process. Building a successful relationship depends on trust, and trust is one of the foundational values of Christian Connection and is central to all we do. For nearly 25 years, we’ve been helping single Christians meet and form lasting relationships, and we understand that trust is a top priority every step of the way.

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7 rewarding Easter date ideas - Christian Connection blog

7 rewarding Easter date ideas

Easter is a time for reflection but also a time for joy. As Christians we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and the new life that offers. Alongside this are lots of new traditions involving chocolate, food and fluffy animals! If you’ve met someone you want to get to know better or you’re looking for something to do that makes the most of the season, here are some fun and rewarding Easter date ideas to consider. Bunny ears optional!

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