It refers to the idea of whittling your wardrobe down to just a few pieces that can easily be mixed and matched. It’s all about putting the essentials front and center and removing the fluff.
Really, that’s what minimalism is. And the concept can be applied to your relationship approach, as well.
You probably have a list of qualities you look for in a guy. Maybe a long list. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going for it. But don’t let your list of target qualities get so long and cluttered that you lose focus on what’s most important to you.
Instead, try applying the concept of minimalism to how you date.
Consider the qualities you value in a potential boyfriend. Now, identify the ones that really matter. The ones that are essential. Push all the other stuff to the side.
You’ll likely be left with core character traits and values. These are the things that really matter when you’re considering a potential relationship.
By getting minimalistic with your wish list, you’ll discover the underlying attributes that are nonnegotiable for you.
Any guy you date is going to have flaws. If you can’t have everything on your wish list, isn’t it best to focus on the must-haves?
When you zero in on the kind of character you hope to find, an interesting thing happens. You discover there are more potential matches out there than you realized. It’s the less is more approach to dating. You’ll also find that some of the fluff you eliminated from your focus really doesn’t matter as much as you thought it did!
Do what you can to narrow your focus. Decide what matters most to you in a guy and hone in on that. A minimalist approach might just be the key to your happiness.
Always on your side,
P.S. You might apply this principle to your whole life. A minimalist approach to life means you have to give up trying to do and have everything. You focus on just the things that matter the most to you.
It’s tough letting go, but usually life satisfaction increases once you’ve reduced the clutter in your mind, in your physical world, and on your calendar.