The pandemic has put a lot of strain on relationships, and we know many people who have chosen to part ways with their partners. Dating looks completely different now, and if you are entering the dating world once again, it’s best to have your wits about you. Today’s guest, Courtney Wild, brow artist to the stars and Jessica’s good friend, joins us today to share her dating insights. Of course, no conversation on modern relationships can happen without talking about dating apps, so Courtney gives us the low-down on what’s out there and how to avoid accidentally swiping past the love of your life. We also touch on dating as you get older, where Courtney shares why her 20s were filled with fleeting, ultimately empty relationships. Seeing as these are formative years in your adulthood, you are still getting to know yourself, which is why relationships can be so hard. When you are fearful and insecure, it is hard to act from a place of love. While external relationships are important, nothing holds more weight than the relationship you have with yourself, and we talk about why you should consider dating yourself before getting back out there. There is no right or wrong way to re-enter the turbulent world of dating. Just remember to go in with an open mind and heart, and practice a whole lot of self-love along the way!
The benefits of doing home brow visits during the pandemic for Courtney.
Dating apps and the confusion that comes with which way to swipe.
Courtney’s recent breakup and how she used the opportunity to ‘date herself’ again.
Some of the different dating apps that are available.
Dating in your 20s versus in your 30s – You know yourself better as you get older.
The biggest lesson Courtney learned about dating: Come into relationships whole.
In the moments you are alone, you learn the most about yourself.
Why Courtney stayed in her relationship for so much longer than she should have.
Presence and mindfulness and how this helps you find happiness in the current moment.
How busyness distracts us and helps us avoid the sometimes hurtful truth.
Why Courtney writes down what makes her happy and refers back to it in hard times.
Courtney’s hilarious one-night stand story, right after her divorce finalization.
How to approach dating after a divorce – Go in with an open mind and heart and have fun.
Differences between dating in the Midwest and LA.
The importance of meeting your needs yourself before you expect someone else to.
Self-care and self-love look differently for everyone, so find what works for you!
Founder of the Self-Love Collective
Yoga teacher, culinary savant, overcomer, mom (of four) on a mission
Host of the Mom, Slow Down! podcast