MENTAL PREP FOR V DAY
Valentine's Day can be a time of joy, but it can also bring feelings of stress and pressure, particularly for men navigating the world of dating. So the REYAL team has prepared a guide designed to provide insights into men's mental health around Valentine's Day, emphasizing the importance of self-love, self-care, and respectful dating practices for true gentlemen.
How to Be Charming Without Being Pushy:
Charming behaviour extends beyond words and actions; it's also reflected in how you present yourself. Remember, charm is about genuine interest and kindness, not about pushing boundaries. Non-verbal communication is powerful. Maintain open and positive body language to convey warmth and approachability. At the same time, be attuned to your date's body language, are they closed off from you or leaning in? Simply, being charming without being pushy involves authenticity, active listening, respect for boundaries, and a genuine interest in creating a positive and comfortable interaction.
Thoughtful Gestures Over Grandiose Displays:
When planning for Valentine's Day, consider thoughtful gestures that show you've taken the time to understand your date. Thoughtful gestures are not confined to special occasions. They can be incorporated into everyday life, fostering a consistent sense of appreciation and love. Grandiose displays may initially impress, but thoughtful gestures resonate emotionally. These actions convey a genuine investment of time and effort, creating a meaningful connection between you and your partner.
Loving Yourself Before Loving Others:
Before diving into the dating scene, prioritise self-love and self-care, including a skincare routine. Develop habits that promote healthy skin, as feeling good about your physical well-being can positively impact your mental state. Radiating confidence begins with taking care of yourself.
Consent is Sexy:
Start by recognizing that consent is an integral part of any healthy relationship, and respecting boundaries is attractive. As you navigate the dating world, ensure that communication about physical intimacy is open and mutually understood. Embracing the responsibility of obtaining and respecting consent is a shared commitment. This shared responsibility fosters a sense of strong partnership. Consent is not a one-time agreement but an ongoing process.
Resilience in Rejection:
Rejection is a part of dating, but it's essential to handle it with resilience and grace. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would offer to a friend facing rejection. Treating yourself to an updated skincare routine can be a therapeutic way to bounce back and maintain a positive mindset.