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Professional dating – how to juggle work and dating

We know that a strong loving relationship does us so much good. It can improve our wellbeing, our confidence and our health, all of which leave us better able to do a great job at work.

Professional dating – how to juggle work and dating

Isn’t it ironic? We know that a strong loving relationship does us so much good. It can improve our wellbeing, our confidence and our health, all of which leave us better able to do a great job at work. And yet what gets in the way of us starting that loving relationship in the first place? Often it’s work.

When our career is important to us and we’re progressing well it can often place increasing demands on our time and it’s easy to fall into a habit of staying late, or taking work home. If we find ourselves in this situation the very thought of dating can seem like a challenge rather than a joy.

So how do we find room in our lives for both?

Dating should be fun, so here are some suggestions that are designed to be just that – as well as fitting in with your professional career.

Meet for breakfast: a great date will always leave us wanting more, and what better way to start your day than seeing someone you’re excited by? If you’re living in a big town then there’ll be hotels or even restaurants serving great breakfast, but if not maybe the local coffee shop will fit the bill.

Book a day off and plan it well: this is a bit more involved – but a day off can seem like gold, and with a bit of planning you can make every minute count. If you can, take a train or taxi to wherever you’re going so you don’t even have to worry about drinking. Think about taking a picnic – depending on where you go of course.

Lunch: after breakfast follows lunch – it may be more traditional but it’s still fun, and still has a tight time frame that will leave you wanting to see more of each other. Plan it in advance so you don’t waste time trying to get a table – and remember to dress for the occasion even though you’re spending most of the day at work. Your colleagues will be trying to guess what you’re up to!

Go to their gym: If you’re both gym members why not meet at the same gym once in a while, and book dinner later.

Make the weekend count: Even if you do work at the weekend, try to take some time out. Use it and plan something exciting to do with your prospective partner. Safari Park anyone? Or a drive to the beach?

When time is short we have to make the most of it, and that involves planning in advance. Share the task – it’s no fun always being the planner, but it can be a great surprise for the other person to just say “Hey, I’ve got the whole of Saturday planned for you”.

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