Dating someone new can be tricky at times. You get all caught up in the moment and want to spend every waking minute together, getting to know each other, but then work and real life can get in the way. This can be particularly difficult if one of you works shifts, or has to work away from home frequently. If things are meant to be then you’ll find a way to make things work, but it may require a bit of effort and imaginative thinking from both parties.
Firstly think about how you can make separation no longer than absolutely necessary. What you don’t want is one of you heading off on a work trip just when the other one is arriving back home. If you never get to see each other then it’s pretty tough. If you have flexibility about when you travel try to coordinate your absences, or even see if there are occasions when you both need to be in the same place at the same time. Could you find a way of meeting up half way in-between for an evening and grab dinner together? What about spending an evening exploring somewhere new?
If one of you is away and the other is not working for any reason why not see if there is any scope for both of you to go. I’m lucky as I’m self employed and just need a laptop and an internet connection to do my work. It means that when I don’t have my children staying with me I can travel with my partner and just find a cafe or hotel libby to sit and work in during the daytime and then spend our evenings together.
Make the most of your downtime. Ring fence time on the weekend to be together and don’t let anything else come in the way. It might be that you just want to spend a lazy weekend at home together, or instead a romantic weekend away together, but whichever you choose make sure that you make each other the centre of attention for the weekend. Don’t let yourselves get distracted by things like having to do a food shop or get on top of laundry. And when you are apart try to use your time efficiently to get on top of those jobs that need doing, so that when you are together you’re not being distracted by a pressing to do list. It may be housework, paperwork or even work you’ve brought home, but show your partner you’re serious by getting it out of the way when you can.
Communication is key when you’re apart. Make sure you stay in touch as much as possible. It may be quick text messages whilst you’re rushing between business meetings, but if your partner is sat bored and lonely at home then they really appreciate just knowing that you’re thinking of them. Also it’s important to set aside time to talk properly on the phone, or even better over Skype or FaceTime so you can see them. Don’t just call whilst you’re busy doing something else. Dedicate proper time to the person you love as if you were sitting having a conversation over a drink in a pub or a coffee shop. Also remember that you can do quite a bit with text messages, picture messages and a bit of imagination…
If you’re still looking for that someone special to share those magical moments with then why not take a look online? There are online dating sites covering the whole country and beyond. So, if you’re looking to date Galloway singles, Nottinghamshire singles, or date Norfolk singles you can take the first steps to do so on an online dating site. You can look to go dating Fife or Bedfordshire dating may be closer to home. Whichever site works for you geographically, why not take a look online to find the person that you want to spend those date nights and weekends away with? Online dating sites give you the opportunity to state up front what you are looking for in a potential partner and gives you the opportunity to get to know them a bit online before meeting in the flesh. Test the water so to speak.