4 Tips on How to Date a Busy Professional
Have you ever dated someone whose career was so demanding that it felt like they were always too busy, or may they were simply so focused on moving up the ladder that it felt like you weren’t an important part of their life? Before you get fed up and give your busy professional the heave-ho, perhaps you may want to take these dating tips into consideration and give them a chance?
1. Start off casually dating.
Instead of diving head first into a relationship where you aren’t entirely sure where the relationship is going to go, take things slow. You can go on a few coffee dates, or even meet up somewhere and share a quick lunch. This will let you see if you can relate to one another and if you are able to meld with their busy lifestyle. You’ll want to find different ways that will allow you to connect with one another, plus it will give you a chance to see if they are willing to date but their schedules make it difficult or if they aren’t that interested in dating.
2. Be realistic.
If after casually dating for a bit of time, you will want to make sure that you have realistic expectations of what your relationship will be like. When both people are on the same page before moving forward in your relationship, you will be more adaptable at communicating your wants and needs as time progresses. You will also want to discuss your comfort level. Because their schedule may be so hectic, they may only have time to see you on weekends, or they may have to go out of time several times a year. Will you be okay with this?
3. Make the most out of the time you do get together.
During the early months of your relationship with a professional person, the way you spend the time you have together is very important, not just getting that time. What this means is that there are only so many hours in the day and because you may get only two or three hours of quality time together at any given time, you will want to make the most of it. You should use this time to have fun, enjoy each other’s company, and remember why you care about this person in the first place.
4. Don’t shy away from using technology.
Technology is a wonderful addition to how we date today. For many professional people, it is a crucial component of having a successful relationship. By using tech, you are able to communicate to your significant other at any moment of the day. If you’re in a long meeting, you can text them every now and again to say you love them. If you have to go out of town for a few days, you can use Skype to have a video call before you go to bed. With the help of technology, the distance between you and your busy professional may not be quite so far.