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Keep up your dating stamina

Tristan is a love stylist who, through internal and external makeovers, guides her clients on all matters surrounding falling in like, falling in love and falling into bed. She is also the author of MENu Dating: Taste Your Way to the Mai...

Dating endurance

I get it: Dating can wear you out and lead you to the "I'm just not lucky in love," "All the good guys are taken or are gay," or "I'm concentrating on me right now" zone, all of which keep you from having to keep at it. But getting deflated by a string of bad dates does not get you any closer to a good one.  So, it's mission critical to maintain your dating endurance. Keep the following impossible-to-argue truths in mind the next time you consider a temporary dating hiatus.

Woman on bad date

1Dating is a game of numbers.

The more you date, the better your odds. So if you are convinced that the pool is shrinking… hello, do you really have dates to waste? I didn't think so.

2Love laziness leads to lonely nights.

If you want to achieve success in the dating department, you have to put as much effort into your love life as you do into the other areas of your life. You get out what you put in.

3There is always the one before the one.

The magic of love is that no one ever knows when the one will arrive or in what package. So just stay available to love so that it when comes knocking on your door, you are there to answer it.

4Mr. Right is not at the bottom of a pint of Ben & Jerry's.

Wallowing in pity will get you absolutely nowhere. Unless you want to marry the pizza delivery guy, you better dust yourself off and keep trying!

5Your heart is an incredibly strong muscle.

No matter what your prior or even current circumstance may be, your heart's resilient nature and your inner optimism can carry you through a string of lousy dates toward a great one.

Not sold? Read on for 3 things you can do right now to stay in the game >>

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