Dating sites are the go-to for many people searching for love these days. All over the world, about 185.2 million people visit them monthly. Chances are many, if not most, of the people who visit these sites are in search of “the one.” Some are just there to find someone to cuddle with.

Then again, the search can be like finding a needle in the haystack. But don’t ever lose faith. With over 7 billion people in the world today, you have lots of options before you minimize your choices and settle down.

The good news is finding “the one” need not be an uphill climb. As much as searching is vital, there are some things experts say you can do to cut your journey in half.  Call them your shortcuts to finding the right person. If you follow through, then you should be closer to finding “the one” for you. Let’s get straight into these top tips.

Build Yourself

The first step in finding that one person for you is finding yourself. The truth is you can easily make a wrong choice if you don’t know yourself well. Recognize who you are as a person and work towards building yourself.

You have strengths and weaknesses as a person. Build your strengths, and work on your weaknesses. Also, recognize your traits and potentials. Work on your abilities for better outputs. This is how you grow as a person.

Remember that growth isn’t one-sided. Different aspects of your life need growth. There are the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of your life. Work on all these aspects and grow in them. By doing this, you can bring out the best in you and be the best version of yourself.

One thing you should bear in mind is that like charges attract. Experts call it the “Law of Attraction.” This means that you attract someone like you. So this means you will attract someone who is aspiring to the best version of themselves or already is.

It’s true that becoming a better you is necessary. But never beat yourself up when you haven’t gotten there. This life is in phases. With dedication, you will get there. It just takes determination and consciously putting in the effort.

Also, stay away from comparison. It will do you no good. When someone is doing a lot better than you, be encouraged by it and not envious. If a friend gets engaged today, don’t be embittered. Instead, rejoice because you know yours will come soon. This is how to maintain your joy and peace even when waiting for “the one.”

Be Open to Friendships

One mistake that many people make is tagging finding “the one” to be a complex equation. The truth is it’s not always as complicated as people make it seem or as you imagine. Finding the right person can be so easy. It could start as a friendship.

Take, for instance, the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They started as friends when they met at St. Andrews. From being friends, they became lovers and got married. This could be the case for you.

So as much as you can make friends with people. Don’t allow your search for love to hinder you from making friends. If you miss out on making friends, you might miss out on meeting the one.

Relationships that start as friendships most times have a solid foundation. As friends, you get to know each other better. There are no expectations from both ends. So you get to see the other person for who they really are. This is why most times when you go into a relationship with your friend, it’s a smooth ride.

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Of course, it pays to get professional help to increase your chances. IN case you want to speed things up, you can get in touch with reputable professional matchmakers. These experts are more than what a dating site offers.  They arrange things so people can meet and relationships flourish. In short, they specialize in finding the right person for you.

Using your traits and personality, they find someone that suits you. This has worked for many people out there. So it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give it a try.

Have Deal-breakers and Stick to Them

Before you go into a relationship, you should have deal breakers for you. What are the things you want and the things you don’t want? Have them clearly stated in your head. This will help you avoid wasting time dating the wrong people.

If you can’t marry someone that drinks every day, don’t go into a relationship with such a person because the truth is you won’t be able to change the person, not unless the person decides to change themselves. Any bad behavior that you can’t tolerate in a person should be a turn-off for you when searching for “the one.”

Have your principles and values intact and ensure that you don’t compromise on the premise of love. If you do, you would most likely regret letting go of your values and principles later on. Hold on tight to them because they are a representation of who you are as a person. Best of all, they will lead you to your true happiness.