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For all new singles: 5 tips for a happy single life
Have you been in a relationship for a long time or never alone for long, and you still don't quite know how to feel single now? Then take the time to think about it. Because a new beginning always offers the opportunity to rearrange things, to weight them and to break new ground.
We tell you what you should take to heart to get your new single existence off to a good start. Because one thing you should know: Most singles have a full and extremely happy life. The next love is bound to come, and by then you should have a good time. So, let's go:
1. Find yourself
Anyone who has been in a relationship for a long time will have to get used to what it is like to go through life solo. Suddenly you have a thousand possibilities to freely decide what to do and what not to do.
That may be a bit strange at first, but it also gives you the time and leisure to think again about what you really want and whether you have suppressed a lot of what was actually important to you. Therefore: Throw old rituals and unnecessary ballast overboard and make space for new things.
2. Establish new contacts
Happy singles usually have very busy social lives. You go out a lot, meet a variety of people and are also open to new contacts, be it on Tinder or in real life. Hopefully you will discover that for yourself too.
Therefore be open, tinder and network. There are far more nice singles out there than you think and you could have a great time with each other. It's not about stumbling straight back into the next relationship, but simply getting to know new people and making new contacts.
3. Go out, be active
To really work out with sports, to go out with friends or to go to a festival for a weekend: Do something, because life has much more to offer than the daily grind. Nice side effect: Those who only do their laps in the hamster wheel are often amazed at how time flies.
Quite different, however, if you do a lot. Then you have the feeling that time goes by much more slowly, simply because it is more filled with beautiful things. That is why a week of vacation usually seems much longer than a work week. Use this for yourself, because for the first time you have more time that you can plan freely.
4 Date and flirt
Get off the couch, go out and among people! Firstly, it is good to be around people who make you feel like you are not alone in the world and, secondly, it polishes your self-confidence to test your own market value - and to find out that there are a lot of people out there who you are think it's amazing and look forward to meeting you.
Meeting new people has changed a lot since Tinder - for the better. It's gotten so much easier to get in touch. (That's what influencer and ex-GNTM participant Trixi Giese says in our interview below) Therefore: Dare yourself and just flirt!
5 Get the outside view
Each of us has these places we have always wanted to travel to. It doesn't have to be Bora Bora right away - how about a spontaneous city trip to Barcelona, Prague or Stockholm? As a single, you are free to do whatever you want. You can pack your seven things and just head off - without compromise, at your own pace.
The good thing about it: Getting away from everyday life and the familiar environment often gives you an incredibly helpful view from the outside. You see things more distantly and you will be amazed how clearly you see all of a sudden. This helps to rearrange yourself and to rethink and perhaps realign the weighting in your life.
Trixi Giese: SingleNotSorry between Berlin and Toulouse
Trixi Giese, 19, is also single and enjoys her single life between Toulouse and Berlin. We talked to the GNTM participant about singles, sympathy and the best places for singles in Berlin:
You live in Berlin and Toulouse. How do you get to know people in France, what is different from Berlin?
In Toulouse I got to know people through school and in Berlin I got to know a lot of people through my job. In France you meet up and in Germany you get to know each other on the street.
What does #SingleNotSorry mean to you?
For me, #SingleNotSorry means that I can do what I want.
What do you look for in someone? What makes someone likable to you?
I make sure the person comes across as natural and has a sense of humor.
What can someone surprise you with?
Someone can surprise me by inviting me on a spontaneous excursion.
What was the craziest Tinder encounter you've ever had?
The craziest thing was definitely with Tinder on the catamaran in Ibiza or the husky sleigh ride in Lapland.
What would be the perfect location for you for a first meeting and why? (e.g. café to be able to talk in peace, climbing gym or club tour so that you don't get bored?)
For a first meeting, it is important to me that I can talk and learn more from my partner, which is why I would say in the classic way: restaurant or café.
How do you think dating and meeting people in general has changed since Tinder? Dating has generally changed since Tinder. It has become easier because of the variety of possibilities.
What makes Berlin special for you? What are your favorite spots in Berlin?
Berlin is a young and open city. Everyone can be what they want. I definitely have favorite spots in Berlin, such as Soho House, Mauerpark, Zeit für Brot and walking along the Spree.
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