In the dating world, it’s easy to become picky about other people and their characteristics. Similarly, it’s easy to worry about what others think of us. Both considerations are important to an extent, as it shows we have standards that we hold ourselves and others to. But when it comes down to it, the relationship we have with ourselves should be our first priority. Clichés like, “You need to love yourself before you can love another person,” or, “Your partner should complement you, not complete you,” don’t exist in vain – they are existential because the relationship you have with yourself affects your relationships with others. Hence why becoming the best version of yourself will create a strong foundation for a happy and healthy relationship and dating life. What might this look like?