This is mostly for the newly single, but take your time.If you just got out of a relationship, learn to enjoy life on your own.

Find the things that make you happy, do things that you’ve wanted to do, and spend time without a significant other. Learn what you like and dislike and give yourself a hard, firm timeline to stay single.

You’ll find that when you are content with being single, you’ll be less likely to jump into a relationship for the wrong reasons. Take a long weekend trip to visit your hometown, visit a new city with old friends, or hit up the beach with your best friend.

Learn what you love, discover your goals and ambitions, and write down your priorities.

Make sure any relationship going forward allows you the opportunity to be yourself and reach your goals.

You’ll find it liberating and adventurous: a true, once in a lifetime opportunity.

And you’ll have great, interesting stories to tell on that first date. It’s much too easy to jump right back into a relationship if you’re just out of one, or jump too quickly at the first sign of sparks when you’ve been single for a long period. Take the opportunity to find someone who truly complements you, whom you have a deep connection with, and whom you find attractive. Take the time to find yourself while you’re single.

It’s how that one friend of yours who plans most of the activities is able to get everyone to the same place at the same time.

Non-verbal communication is key to being effective as well.

And if you are like most people, it means that you will, one day, find love again.