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In today’s modern world, everybody is striving to save money where they can and be the best they can be, both physically and mentally. We are all eager to live frugally and sustainably, which is easy when it comes to food shopping and other necessities, but what about dating? Have you ever stopped to consider the impact of long distance romance on your physical and mental health? Dating locally has the power to help you in ways you’ve never even considered.
The expense of dating is often overlooked. The cost attached to travelling, activities, food and drink soon adds up. If you were to go on a date with somebody who lives 50 miles away, you’ll need to pay for fuel or travel expenses, and we all know that both fuel and public transport fares aren’t cheap.
If you go for a meal, you need to consider the cost of the meal. Traditionally, men are expected to cover the costs of a date, but most people now shun tradition and either split the bill or work out an arrangement between themselves such as taking it in turns to pay for meals/activities. Dating within your local area helps to eliminate such costs. Dating somebody who lives in your area may allow you to walk to a date instead of driving and ‘at home’ dates are also an option.
Dating locally probably seems quite daunting, but it needn’t be. There are so many benefits to dating locally on top of the financial benefits. If you aren’t sure where to start with dating people in your local area, consider joining a local dating site such as Love Norfolk Singles, a fantastic Norfolk dating site for those looking to find love and/or friendship in Norfolk. Joining a local dating site as opposed to a more popular, nationwide website not only keeps costs low, it also reduces the anxiety of meeting someone new. Chances are, you’ll find you have friends and/or hobbies in common, and common ground is always a good place to start with someone new.
Local dating sites are available for most if not all areas of the UK, do you live in the Cheshire area? Take a look at Love Cheshire Singles, a website dedicated to those looking for Cheshire dating opportunities.
Eliminating the time and costs of travelling long distances, and the fear of the unknown, has several health benefits. The last thing we want to do after a busy day is spend our evenings travelling to and from a date, it’s both costly and exhausting. Travelling whilst tired is dangerous, and you have very little time left for yourself. Rest and self-care is essential for our physical and mental well-being. It’s a cliche, but you can’t expect to be loved if you don’t love who you are. Local dates provide an even life/work/love balance, the stress of pre-planning dates and arranging travel is eliminated, everything is just easier when you date somebody who lives nearby. I highly recommend it, and I’ll definitely be looking to date locally when the time comes for me to start dating again.