How to Make Connections With Others: Establishing Conscious Dating Relationships

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Man hugging and kissing a woman who he is dating after sex and therapy

Our understanding of relationships has evolved over the years. People want to connect in meaningful, conscious ways and rigid expectations have changed. It can be daunting to get back into the dating scene and find meaningful relationships. But, there is expert advice to help those who are searching for genuine connections and want to find that spark. This guide will help you understand the in’s and out’s of establishing a conscious dating relationship.

What is a conscious relationship?

The keywords here are intention and self-acceptance. Conscious relationships come from a place of intention, acceptance, and love. They require self-love which enables the capacity for growth and ultimately allows for healthy connections with others.

Conscious relationships are all about creating a space and structure for how you want to be loved. This involves:

  • Setting boundaries

  • Defining non-negotiables

  • Self-acceptance and self-love

  • Establishing the scope of the relationship and how you want it to feel

Therapy and/or relationship coaching can help you when you find it hard to make decisions and take purposeful actions regarding the relationships in your life. To have conscious relationships, you must start with defining your personal needs and make the commitment to understand and love yourself first. That way you can clearly define your expectations and goals for a relationship.

Important qualities of a conscious relationship

Conscious relationships require a commitment to understanding and respecting ourselves and our significant others. You want to feel loved, respected, nurtured, and valued and so does your partner. If we cannot first love, respect, nurture, and value ourselves, we cannot share these qualities within conscious relationships with others.

Here are some important qualities of conscious relationships that establish genuine, meaningful connections: