If you spent another New Year’s Eve on the sofa with your cat and a quart of Haagen Dazs (or chomping pizza and watching kung-fu classics), it’s time to shake off your dating malaise. 2011 is a brand new year filled with potential. Put last year’s failures behind you and vow to start the New Year with a New You and can get back out there!
Many people have trouble getting in step with today’s dating scene. It’s common today for people to push off looking for a partner to focus on building a career. As you start cruising into your mid-30s, you may suddenly notice that many of your friends seem to be pairing off and starting families. If you find yourself the lone singleton in a crowd of marrieds, the tick of your own biological clock can sound pretty loud: Why them, not me?
Allowing yourself to wallow in the unproductive misery of what isn’t will keep you mired in dating limbo. If you want to turn your dating life around, you need to take a hard look at yourself, your dating behavior and your dating goals:
- Dating goals. Start with your dating goals. Honestly answer the questions, “Why am I dating? What am I looking for?” Are you looking for fun with no strings attached? Or are you actively seeking a partner to share a committed relationship, maybe even marriage?
- Dating behavior. Analyze your dating behavior. Who, where and how you date should lead toward your goals. You may need to change online dating profile, dating venues or activities to increase opportunities to meet people who share your interests and goals.
- You. Look in the mirror. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed. If necessary, update your appearance and clothing. Polish your manners. Make sure you’re always well-groomed. If potential dates don’t like what they see, they won’t bother to get to know the person inside.
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