Relationships aren’t for everybody. There’s a lot to consider when committing to someone else and naturally some prefer not to go down the road altogether. But, if you have a spotty dating history, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t dabble with dating again. When is the last time you’ve been on a date? Does the sight of a man or woman send a tingle through your body? Either you’ve been single for too long or you’re just weird. We really hope it’s the former…

Relationships on Female First

Relationships on Female First

Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice has come up with a list of 5 signs that you’ve been single for just a smidge too long:

CRAZY CAT (OR DOG) LADY – we’ve all seen the local cat lady roaming around the neighbourhood. Although we all seem to make fun of her, chances are you share things in common with her than you realize. Like the crazy cat lady, you prefer the company of your pet far more than any potential date. Naturally, you seldom leave the house because you can’t bear to be away from your pets’ company.

EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES – there is absolutely nobody on this planet that doesn’t have time to meet new people! If you are often coming up with strange and downright fake excuses to avoid going on a date, you’ve been single for too long. No, the fact that your mum’s cousin’s best friend is in town doesn’t count as a valid excuse to avoid a date.

TOO MUCH ALONE TIME – it’s perfectly normal to have a night in now and then. However, if the last time you went out for a dinner and a cocktail was over a few months ago, you’ve been single for too long. Ben & Jerry should not be your Friday night plans – yes, we’re talking about the ice cream. You can’t expect to meet new people by sitting at home and binge-watching Netflix all evening.

FAVOURITE AUNTY – when you visit your friends with children, what do they think of you? Is it ‘favourite aunty who always brings sweets and cuddles me’? Or is it ‘aunty who is always on holiday and having glamourous nights out on the town’? If you answered yes to the first option, you’ve been single for too long. Let’s face it, your nieces and nephews aren’t going to be young and naïve forever. It’s time to find yourself a companion and possibly have children of your own.

OVERGROWN LADY GARDENS – if you’re not having regular dates, it’s pretty unlikely that you bother to keep your hypothetical hedges trimmed. It’s similar to how in the winter months ladies seldom shave their legs because nobody is going to see them. If your waxing bills have dropped off a cliff in recent years and your collection of unsexy slippers has reached new highs, you’ve been single for too long. With spring in full bloom, it’s a perfect time to trim those bushes and head out on a date. Who knows – you may find your Mr. or Ms. Right!

Carole Ann Rice from Real Coaching Co is one of the UK’s leading life coaches and personal development experts. She helps people all around the world discover the best version of themselves. Much of her work involves focusing on the here and now and is different to what you may experience in therapy.

Life coaching is all about goal-setting and implementing techniques to achieve success and true happiness. Carole Ann, Winner of Best Coach in the Best Business Women’s Awards 2017, works with her clients to improve relationships, diet, energy, health and well-being and confidence.

Carole Ann’s clients are empowered – as she believes in you even when you don’t! She’s 100% committed to your success and offers continued support every step of the way.          

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