Newsflash: Dating isn't all bad; it can be a lot of fun. Stop and recall five things you like about dating. Getting butterflies, shopping for new date outfits, dressing up, savoring first kisses, telling bad-date stories to girlfriends, being wowed by an amazing first date... Come on, you know there are at least a few things you enjoy, so tap into those to avoid dating doldrums.
Chances are if you have a downer attitude about love, it is because deep down, you really really want it. So, start soaking it up all around you. When you see a happy couple making out, envision yourself doing the same. Instead of puking at ads that include messages of love, dream of yourself in one. Get inspired by the love that you see, and imagine the possibilities -- because believing in love makes you more lovable.
Dating is all about the test drive. Whether obvious or hidden, there is always something to be learned about what works for you or doesn't in each and every date. The insight could be small -- like how wearing heels actually does make you look hotter and therefore more confident. Or it may be something large -- like how you need to be with a guy who appreciates fun as much as you do. Extracting that gem of knowledge is worth your time, every time.
Since you can predict the outcome of a date as easily as you can the weather, stop trying. Instead, concentrate on controlling what you can: your attitude about it. Be mindful of your radar and work toward an optimistic setting, knowing that yesterday's dating weather pattern was necessary for today's, and that today's could bring new love opportunities tomorrow.
Rather than looking only at scoring a boyfriend as a victory, consider improved dating skills a win, too. Celebrate when you flirt like a pro, when you call a new guy, or when you let go of a guy you don't really like. Celebrate a great first or second date. Celebrate handling rejection with a laugh, celebrate a new outfit. Celebrating the little stuff will make the whole process of dating so much more fun!
Ever dated a guy who's attitude was "All women are greedy b*tches" or "No one is as good as my mom"? Honestly, how bad would that be? Well, that's how you come across when you have a bad dating attitude, one reminiscent of "All the good ones are taken or are gay."
We never know how many dates or relationships it will take or when he will pop up, but if you aren't out there immersed in dating, one thing is for certain: You will never find him. Dating is the only thing that can lead you to your life partner, and that magical date could be the very next one!
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