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20 Things Every Single Woman should adopt

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 8:00 AM

You never know what to expect in the dating world. It has its ups and downs. Whether you decide to take a break from the dating scene or are ready to mingle, Flair shares 20 things you should always keep in mind.

1 Leave a man for God, but never leave God for a man.

2 The man God has for you will wait for you no matter what.

3 Never be reckless with someone else's heart, and never tolerate those who are reckless with yours.

4 Be mindful of people who get into relationships with only one focus: THEMSELVES.

5 A relationship works best when God is the heart of it.

6 Forgiveness is not for them, it's for you.

7 Being single doesn't always mean lonely, just as being in a relationship doesn't always mean happy.

8 A man without Jesus is a man you can live without.

9 Bad relationships can make us better or bitter. Trusting God makes all the difference.

10 Don't pass up a good man looking for a perfect man, because you will never find him.

11 A man's love shouldn't be determined by how often he pays for you, but how often he PRAYS for you.

12 Sometimes we get so complacent in our relationships that we forget the things it takes to keep them.

13 Forgiving someone doesn't mean you have to stick around.

14 Never insist on recycling a relationship that needs to be replaced.

15 Don't ignore red flags, trust your instincts.

16 Don't try to change anyone. The only thing you can do is pray for them, wish them well, and let God do the rest.

17 Don't look for someone to fill a void that only God can fill.

18 Never make your happiness someone else's responsibility.

19 Love everybody, but it is also okay to love some people from a distance.

20 Take time to heal after a break-up. Don't expect your next relationship to heal you. You owe it to yourself, future spouse, and God.

Share your thoughts of some of the things you learn as a single woman that have helped to prepare you for your next relationship at lifestyle@gleanerjm.com.

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