January is when many of us sit down and work out how we want the rest of the year to unfold. We make long lists of things we want to do and think up elaborate ways to achieve them: “Start a new diet, work out more and lose 10kg”, “Take up an exciting hobby”, “Save more money so that I can retire at 45”, “Launch my dream business”, “Get promoted and get a raise”… Resolutions like these are great, but what about goals for improving your love life?
We all want to be and do better. But when we make our New Year’s resolutions, we rarely think about how to improve our love life. Even if you are happily attached, there’s no harm in looking for ways to enhance your relationship. And if you are single but still searching for Mr Right, do yourself a favour and don’t leave this part of your life to chance.
But, first things first: How exactly do you want your love life to be better in 2023? Do you want more quality time with your partner? Do you wish to have fewer arguments or to stop arguing about frivolous things? Do you want to move in together or work towards a more serious commitment? If you are single, is this the year you want to meet quality men or establish something with someone you’ve had your eye on for a while? Whatever your love and relationship desires, you can make them happen. Once you know what you want, you can then come up with a plan, the same way you would for your financial, health and career goals.
Single or taken, here are eight resolutions and strategies to get your love life off to a great start – and keep it alive through 2023 and beyond.