Outside of quitting smoking and losing weight, dedicating time to finding love is actually one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that I hear.
What would you say if I told you I had a few awesome ways that you could better your chances of finding love in 2018? Well, first I would hope that you would say I sound a lot like a used car salesman. Second, I’d hope you’d ask why you should listen to me and what do I have to say.
Why should you listen to me? Well, I work full-time with one of the web’s biggest online dating review sites which means that I spend all day long figuring out what works and what doesn’t work for singles looking for love.
What do I have to say? Keep reading! Here are three great tips to help you increase your chances of finding that special someone this year.
Let Your Friends Know You’re Looking
What are the characteristics of the best matchmakers? They know you well. They know what you like. They have your best interests at heart. Who does this sound like to you even more than matchmakers? Your friends! Your friends can and will always be the best at finding quality matches for you if they exist within their circle.
So, why haven’t your friends helped you out already? Well, for starters, you probably haven’t let them know that you’re looking. Sure, they know you’re single, and they know you’re dating, but you have to directly let them know that if they happen to come across anyone awesome to hook you up.
Friends are great about not wanting to overstep boundaries, but this is one area where you should let them know to step or dance away.
Stop Overthinking Things
While dating can be complex, it’s almost always not as complex as we love to make it. Our brains are masters at taking a simple situation, reading way too into it, and spitting out hundreds of over-the-top possibilities that are rooted in about 0% logic.
If you want to have success finding love this year, the brain games have to stop.
When you start looking at situations, outline the facts and come to a conclusion. If you don’t have enough facts to come to a conclusion, you have two options.
One, you can get the facts you need and make a conclusion. Or two, if the facts aren’t available, stop worrying about it and stop trying to force a conclusion. You’re only going to stress yourself out and probably push yourself to do something or say something that you don’t mean to.
Branch Out Other Parts of Your Life
If you wake up, go to work, and come home, the only place that you will ever meet anyone to possibly date is at work. How do you fix this? You have to expand your horizons.
Get out there and try new things. Join clubs, start volunteering, join a church group, join a sports league, get a new hobby…do whatever you have to do to expand your social circle and get yourself exposed to more of the world.
Two things are going to happen when you do this. First, you’re going to meet more people which means more chances to find love as we discussed. Second, you’re going to have more fun!
The more you get involved in new things, the more adventure and excitement your life will have. Each day isn’t going to feel like a robotic repeat of the last. This will reflect in your overall mood which is great for you but will also make you more attractive to people you meet.
Notice that the title of this article is not “3 Complex Ways to Better Your Odds of Finding Love in 2018.” The tips I gave you are simple and are things that you can start working on today.
It may take you some time to get your brain under control with the second tip, but letting your friends know you’re single and expanding your social reach shouldn’t take you that long. You just have to do it.
Finding love is not easy, but it’s not hard either. The more effort you put into the process, the better your chances are of landing that prized catch you’re looking for.
About The Author:
Professional Online Dating Site Reviewer