With Valentine's Day next week, it can be hard not to feel a little more lonely than usual if you're currently single. That's completely normal! Bustle explains that dating can be annoying and complicated, but that there are some lessons you really need to learn before you meet "The One".

  • Only you can complete you despite what any romantic comedy tells you because you really need to be able to keep yourself happy, healthy and in-check before you can really date anyone that's worth your time.
  • Past relationships didn't work out for a reason and it could have been for any reason at all, but there was a definite reason, and no, you should not ignore that and try to get back together with your ex-partner. Learn from past relationships so that you don't keep making the same mistakes.
  • Conflict is inevitable which does not mean that your relationship is doomed if you two argue (as long as it is productive arguing!). Every couple will disagree at one point or another, and that does not mean that you two are going to break-up.

Navigating the dating scene is tough, and you're bound to get a few bad dates before you finally find the right person to be with, but a little patience and some lessons learned will definitely put you in the right position for a good relationship.

(via Bustle)