You should think of conversations via text as a catalyst for moving the communication forward.
As a new year approaches, many of us are setting new goals surrounding dating and relationships—whether it’s finding a lifelong partner or dating in a more mindful way.But to do that, you have you get things off on the right foot.And if you’re using Meet Mindful, it’s unlikely that any of your conversations will be surface level.“Meet Mindful members are guided through a questionnaire about their passions, what’s new and good in their life, and how they strive to live mindfully,” explains Meet Mindful founder and CEO Amy Baglan.“They even have a space to talk about what imperfections they are working to embrace, which invites a rarely-seen, but much-needed, level of vulnerability.” There’s a reason happiness experts are constantly reminding us that texting does not make for true human connection.After all, if you met on Meet Mindful, you’re both all about embracing vulnerability.
Plus, this is someone who shares your passion for health and wellness, so ask them questions that shows you’ve been paying attention: Can he or she describe the best meal they had on a recent trip to Bali? At the end of the call, if your prospective date hasn’t already suggested it, ask to meet up in person in a space you know you’ll both enjoy. You’ve likely chosen a place you know you’ll both enjoy, so whether it’s a hike, a new vegan restaurant in town, or a buzzy new yoga studio, feel confident in the fact that you’ll both enjoy yourself no matter what.Again, you likely already know you have a lot of shared interests and values if you’ve made it this far, so don’t let the prospect of a phone call intimidate you.Once you’re on the phone, skip the typical “getting to know you” questions and dive right into the meat of it.Above all, make sure to make eye contact: It shows you’re paying attention.And if you’re having a good time, a light touch on the arm or hand will signal your interest.Here’s how to have a meaningful connection at every stage of the dating game.