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Laws of attraction for love – what does it mean?

by Ian Prior - May 31, 2021

You’ve gone on dozens of dates, been set up by everyone you know and yet, somehow, you’re still single. So, you’re wondering why you just can’t find a partner? When it comes to love, the law of attraction may not be working in your favor.

What are the laws of attraction for love?

The laws of attraction come from the best-selling book, The Secret. The gist of it is that if you think about what you want enough, eventually you will make it real. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well… yes and no.

While it’s true there’s no scientific proof of the laws of attraction for love (and they don’t take into account the real systemic barriers that a lot of people can’t just ‘manifest’ their way around) some of the core ideas have been around for centuries. Buddha, for instance, said “What you have become is what you have thought,” and there is scientific evidence to suggest visualisation is an important part of achieving goals.

How to use the law of attraction to find your next relationship?

While ‘manifesting love’ in the traditional sense of this phenomenon isn’t truly possible – you can’t, after all, control other people’s feelings – you can use some of the principles of the law of attraction for love to increase your confidence in dating and increase your chances of finding a partner.

1. Become the partner you want to attract

You could spend your time asking yourself ‘why am I single?’ or complaining that you’re going to be single forever… or you could spend it making yourself into a person other people would love to have on their arm. This doesn’t mean plastic surgery or somehow becoming fabulously wealthy but it does mean you make the effort to improve yourself. According to the law of attraction for love, like attracts like, and you definitely want to attract love with someone as awesome as you are.

2. Practise self-care

There’s an old saying about not being able to love someone until you love yourself. Like all clichés, there’s a kernel of truth to it. If you see yourself as unworthy, you’re likelier to attract partners who don’t value you the way they should. This is why it’s really important to practise self-care – not just face masks or an extra glass of wine, but the hard stuff, too, like signing up for therapy to deal with any issues or making that doctor’s appointment.

3. Live an intentional life

One of the key tenets of the law of attraction for love is setting intentions. This is also true when it comes to manifesting love. Setting clear intentions – in this case, to find love – will help you stay focused on your goals and dreams. Write down your intentions – in whatever sphere of life, not just love – and practise saying them to yourself, especially when doubts creep in. It’s a good reminder that you are in control of at least some part of your destiny.

4. Radiate positivity in your communication

We’ve all met that person who’s always ready with a snarky comment or a slew of complaints, the one who’d get to paradise and complain it’s too sunny. And while it’s impossible to be all sunshine all the time, a constant stream of negative energy isn’t likely to help you find the right person. Instead, be free with your compliments and let people know you’re interested in what they have to say rather than jumping in to snag your share of the conversation.

5. Do good

The law of attraction for love teaches that like attracts like. One good way to attract love your way? Sending some love into the universe. It doesn’t have to be anything big – maybe you decide to volunteer, or help someone with their bags, or pay for the next person’s Starbucks. It could be as simple as giving someone a sincere compliment. Doing good is also a great way of helping your mood, thus making you more likely to hit it off with a beautiful stranger.

6. Let go of the idea you ‘need’ to be in a relationship

This can seem counterintuitive, especially when compared to some of the previous points. But it’s important to realise that many of the negative things said about single people simply aren’t true. There’s no shame in being single. One of the beliefs underpinning the law of attraction is that the universe will make it happen at the right time for you, and that simply may not have happened yet. Rather than putting vibes of desperation out into the universe, focus on working on yourself and love will happen when the time is right and you’re ready for a relationship.

If you want to use this phenomenon to find a partner, eharmony is a great place to do so. Everyone on eharmony is there because they’re serious about dating, and eharmony’s own Compatibility Matching System pairs you with like-minded singles.

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Making the law of attraction for love work for you with the right mindset

As mentioned previously, it’s best not to take the Law of Attraction too seriously – not every obstacle can be wished away with positive thinking. That said, your mindset does play an important role in your experience of the world and your chances of falling in love, so use the tips in this article and you never know, you just might wind up manifesting love anyway.

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