Happy New Year, Hookup Land Lovers! With a brand new year about to begin, it’s time to make some dating resolutions. What I’ve learned is that online dating is a learning process where there’s always room for improvement.
A few resolutions to get you started and on your way to a more successful year of hookups, romance, and love . . .
Clear the Slate
We all have baggage, it just naturally builds over the years, but it’s not attractive and impedes our chances of connecting with the opposite sex. If you’re harboring feelings for an old love or your insecurities keep getting in the way, you may want to do something about it. Find a way to release the negativity through talking with friends or a creative outlet.
Are you still rocking the same hairstyle from high school? Do you look like a skater even though you’re in your forties. It’s time for a new you! Spending the time on yourself will not only make you feel better but also attract a new group of women. I’m not talking plastic surgery, just little things to freshen you up. Think haircut, manscaping, clothes and shoes. If you’re a long time dater, it’s easy to get comfortable and too relaxed when getting ready to go out, but each woman wants to meet a guy who cares about his appearance.
There’s nothing more unattractive than a couch potato dude who only plays video games in his down time. And these guys aren’t just college kids. I’ve met a lot of financial suits who do this, too! I don’t mind a little friendly gaming competition once and awhile, but I love getting out with guys too, especially when he plans the activity. It’s also a bonus resolution if you’ve been planning to shed a few pounds – joining a gym can get you in shape, and it’s a great place to meet single fit babes.
Continue to grow, not matter what your age or station in life. A man who has a thirst for knowledge, adventure, creativity, and life-long learning is hot hot hot! This is a two-for-one special, you’re not only expanding your mind but you’ll impress the women with your vast array of interests and talents. Women like to have their worlds opened up, so if you incorporate a special part of your life into a date, you’ll have an edge over many guys who thinks having a great job and money is all it takes.
Put Her First
We live in a world of instant gratification, so it’s easy to become selfish and forget about what our dates want or are looking for. Treat her like a lady, and she’ll be putty in your hands. Sadly, it doesn’t take much these days to stand out from the average joe. Compliment, charm, listen, respect, be honest, and thoughtful. Even when it’s just a hook up, your ability to score goes way up when you act like a gentleman.
Are you ready for 2013? What dating resolutions will you make?