Dating is all about priorities. Essentially, it boils down to this: what can I move around in order to make this person a priority in my life.
Majority of people who are dating or who are looking for a partner have a separate life. You have friends, family, work, social engagements and so forth and so on. However, when you're dating someone, you having to be willing to make them a priority in your life. Even though you may be juggling other things, in order to give any relationship a chance, you have to put in the work. This idea is never more present than in the city that never sleeps.
There is always something to do, someplace to go or someone to see in NYC, but people still find the time to make relationships work. Why? They make an effort to spend time with someone and make that person a priority. Now that doesn't mean you have to cut off your friends and family in order to accommodate your new beau. Far from it. But you do have make an effort to show this person that they're being included in your life. Everyone's dating situation is different so no one way or rule will work for all; however, it's the little things you do that can make all the difference.
For instance, if you know your schedules conflict, try to set up a date night in advance. You both can request a day off from work and spend it together. Or squeeze in a FaceTime when you know you haven't seen the person in a while. Send fun pictures to one another to let the person know they're in your thoughts. And lastly, communicate with your significant other. People can't read minds. If you have a busy week coming up, inform your partner, and schedule a link up date as soon as things settle down. Though the person may miss you, at least they know you're not blowing them off and that they're still important to you.
Dating someone who's not willing to make you a priority in their life should never be done. Everyone deserves a relationship where they are appreciated not just through words but with actions as well. A lot of people talk the talk, but can they also walk the walk?