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Dating resolutions for 2011

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Improve your love life this year

Jump-start your love life in 2011 by making new dating resolutions. We consulted various dating experts who provided us with some fabulous New Year's resolutions for those looking for love in 2011.

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We talked to Laurie Davis, founder and CEO of eFlirt Expert, a date coaching service that focuses on helping online daters transition to successful offline relationships. She offered these terrific dating resolutions for 2011.

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Join a new dating site

Changing up your eFlirting strategy from time to time is really important. Not only will you meet different matches, but joining a new site also gives you a fresh perspective. If you're on a large dating site now, try a niche site based on your interests, like Cupidtino.com for Apple fans or PondIGo.com for Ivy League grads.

2Be bold

It's a complete myth that women shouldn't ask out men. The truth is, you would have a pretty high success rate if you did the asking, whether it's at Starbucks or on Facebook. So, just go for it! Guys appreciate women who have confidence, show interest and take some of the pressure off them, for once.

3Enhance your social calendar

In order to meet your perfect match, you need to put yourself in a position to meet them, so resolve to try a few new social activities this year. Whether you attend gallery openings or a cycling club, expanding your social circle will open you up to more dating possibilities. If nothing stands out on your to do list, pick up a copy of Time Out for your city or browse Meetup.com.

4Keep your ex an ex

New year, new men. Exes gain their title for a reason. Friendships are great, but romantic relationships should rarely be rekindled, particularly if the break-up happened within the last six months.

5Take new photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in your dating profile that can translate into a thousand clicks. Every online dater looks at photos first, so they're one of the most important parts of your virtual first impression. Uploading more pics can catch the eye of new matches... maybe even that guy who previously overlooked you.

We also consulted SeniorPeopleMeet.com's relationship expert and therapist Dr Terri Orbuch, author of Five Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great (Random House). Terri offered a variety of fantastic dating resolutions for 2011.

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