1. Don't Change Who You Are
The truth is when you bend for the people you're dating, you present that person with an inauthentic view of who you are. If you're not careful, you'll feel like you have to keep bending for this person, and if you bend too much, you'll eventually break.
2. The Person You Date Should Be A Happy Addition To Your Life
The person you let into your life "should add something." And that something should, first and foremost, make you happy.
3. Don't Judge Yourself So Harshly
Instead of waking up every day and comparing yourself to people around you —all of whom are very, very different from you — embrace your body and your traits as they are and work with what you have.
4. Don't Let Someone Else Dictate Your Self-Worth
Whether you're just beginning to date or a seasoned pro, it's crucial to be [yourself] and own who [you are] and to know [your] worth.
5. Save Your Energy For Someone Who's Worth It
But that's why an incredibly important piece of dating advice is to save your energy, love, and positivity for someone who's worth it — meaning someone who pours that same energy, love, and positivity back into you.