Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don't know how to make a relationship last.

real love and dating-82

Even if you’ve been burned repeatedly or have a poor track record when it comes to dating, these tips can help you to keep things in perspective and put you on the path to finding a loving relationship that lasts.

When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.

But both men and women experience the same core emotions such as sadness, anger, fear, and joy. Fact: Love is rarely static, but that doesn’t mean love or physical attraction is doomed to fade over time.

As we age, both men and women have fewer sexual hormones, but emotion often influences passion more than hormones, and sexual passion can become stronger over time.

Myth: I can only be happy and fulfilled if I’m in a relationship or It’s better to have a bad relationship than no relationship.

Fact: While there are health benefits that come with being in a solid relationship, many people can be just as happy and fulfilled without being part of a couple.

"The initial intention to meet focuses on fun, but that doesn’t mean that things can’t turn serious later as your relationship develops," Davis says.

As much as mobile dating apps are about the now, it's also important to note that if the notifications and constant messaging get overwhelming, it's okay to take a break.

In some cases, it's only a few minutes after virtually chatting, thanks to location-based features.

"If you think you’re not tech-savvy enough to download a dating app, think again," Laurie Davis, founder of e Flirt Expert and author of Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating (releasing in February by Simon & Schuster) tells Mashable.

Despite the stigma in some social circles that accompanies being single, it’s important not to enter a relationship just to “fit in.” Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing.