Ever wonder what to expect when dating a yogi? There are many ways a yogi can enrich your world, and it has very little to do with the physical aspects of a person. Dating a yogi comes with plenty of benefits and inspiration, so if you are wondering what’s in store for you, here are a few fun facts about yogis as partners.
Get Ready for Some Healthy Food.
Yogis are not all about wheatgrass shots, but there are definitely some yummy buddha bowls, smoothies, and raw treats involved in the daily life of a yogi. This does not mean that wine, beer, or chocolate does not find their way into a yogi’s cupboard, but be prepared to expand your culinary mindset. Learning new dishes together while boosting the immune system can be a lot of fun!
You’ll Learn to Dive Deeper into the Essence of Things.
If you don’t want to get into deep, interesting conversations about the meaning of life and the origin of things, don’t date a yogi. Yogis are comfortable describing themselves as light and energy, and talking about whether they feel connected to the Universe or what they visualized during a delicious Savasana. Think of it as a new language you are learning, and the more you share, the better you get to know your yogi, so it’s worth it.
The Well-Being of All Living Things Matter.
You may have to get used to the fact that every possible animal needs to be rescued, and that the neighbor’s dog (or cat) may sometimes get more attention than you do. But don’t be fooled, you are still our number one! There is just so much love to go around and so many adorable creatures in this world (and so little time).
Material Things will not Impress Them Much.
Want to impress your yogi partner with a fancy car, your money in the bank, or a position within your company? Try again. Yogis are not so dazzled by the material things in life, so you have to do better than that.
Take your partner to a delicious vegetarian restaurant, make them a yummy smoothie or talk about the Universe while walking in the neighborhood park. Connect with your partner on a deeper level. If you don’t know how to start, let your yogi lead—they will love it.
Life will Most Likely Include Some Interesting Travel.
Whether it’s yoga retreats in Costa Rica or meditation moments in India, a yogi always has a wish list of places to go. The farther away and the more simple the existence can be during a holiday, the better.
But it’s also worth noting that it doesn’t matter where you end up going for a holiday, your yogi will surely find some interesting yoga spots or classes around.
You’ll have a Happy and Independent Partner.
Most (if not all) yogis are positive, balanced, and independent partners. It doesn’t mean they don’t have their moments of anger, sadness, or frustration; rather, most of the time, yogis sport a healthy dose of independence, non-attachment, and confidence. This will make them ideal partners who will treat you with love, respect, and healthy admiration.
You’ll be Taking a Lot of Pictures.
Don’t be alarmed if at any moment your partner will strike a pose and stand on her hands, asking you to take a picture. If your yogi wants to take a yoga pose pic in the middle of a crowded street or halfway into the ocean, just take the picture (as long as it’s safe, of course!) and don’t question its importance.
It’s important, and your support will mean the world to them. Want to earn extra points? Suggest an inspiring caption or a fitting quote to go with the picture.
These are just some of the things you can expect when dating a yogi. I didn’t even get into flexibility and other ‘cheeky’ perks of having a yogi partner. Obviously, not all yogis are the same—they have individual quirks and endearing characteristics that you’ll only discover once you start dating them.