5 Signs You're Ready to Be In a Relationship

Everybody wants love.

It's a powerful, wonderful feeling, and it's no wonder we often go looking for it!

But are you prepared to be in a relationship? If you're not sure yet if you're ready to change your status from single to taken, scroll below and check out these five signs that may indicate it's time to take the plunge.

1. You're Not Looking

When someone is searching for their soulmate or someone to seriously date, it usually means they're not ready.

If you're at the point in your life where your primary focus is spending time on your interests, your passions and the things that make you genuinely happy, you're in a good place. 

Because you aren't out in the world looking for someone to date, it is way more likely that the opportunity will present itself to you naturally.


2. You Truly Know Yourself

If you don't know who you are or what you want, how is someone else going to?

When you truly know who you are, what you're looking for and what's most important to you, it's a whole lot easier to showcase your true self.

People can tell when you are sure of yourself—it's an attractive quality!

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3. You're Over Your Last Relationship

One fatal mistake of dating is moving on before you're actually ready. If you rush into a relationship but still have feelings for your ex, of course it's not going to work!

When you're completely over your relationship, it's so much easier to meet people and to be open to the idea of starting something new.


4. You Want a Relationship But You Don't Need It

Although being in a relationship is a beautiful, wonderful thing, you know you don't need to be in one in order to feel satisfied.

You have friends, family and other people in your life who give you all the love you need.

You know that a relationship is a bonus, but not a necessity and you complete yourself.

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5. You're Happy

They key to knowing when you're ready to be in a relationship is monitoring your happiness.

Are you positive, open to possibilities and giving off good vibes? You're happy.

You're in the right state of mind to meet someone new when you have these feelings.


Now you may know when you're ready for a relationship, but do you know when you're not? Check out THESE five signs that indicate you should hold off on looking for an S.O.