It's a new year, which means it's out with the old and in with the new! This can apply to what's hanging in your closet, sitting in your garage, or, especially, what's lying next to you in bed. If you're stuck in a situation with someone you are getting to know and trying to find a common ground, or staying with someone because they're "good enough for now," change that attitude immediately.
1. End Unhappy Relationships
Everyone has them: an old relationship that you haven't quite let go of yet; or a relationship that is a drain on your energy. You go back because it's familiar and better than being alone. Stop it! Living in the past keeps you from enjoying your present, so take a moment and record the good things you got from that past relationship. Then, move on and bring those elements forward to work towards making yourself happy right now. Jillian Harris Moving With Ed; Wedding Planned
2. Live in the Present
Look to learn more about a new person, not to fall in love. When you go out on a first date with a guy don't already start examining if you could spend the rest of your life with him. There is less pressure in just getting to know a new person than assessing a potential partner's current and future worth.
3. Take a Long Hard Look in the Mirror
Consider your goals with regards to health, career, lifestyle, family relationships, finances and adventure. Is it a deal breaker if your partner-to-be doesn't have similar goals? How could you mutually complement someone else? Are you coasting through the dating scene or truly exploring the best opportunities for developing meaningful connections?
4. Think About Your Packaging
What kind of first impression do you want to make, whether in-person or online? Make sure your dating profile is polished so you can attract the quality you're looking for. You don't need to say much, but if you want to give yourself a decent chance at attracting a quality response, have an awesome collection of photos that provide a hook that the opposite sex could start a conversation with. If your personal look could use some improvement, take the time to showcase your best self—whether it's through a hairstyle, makeover or outfit—your inner confidence will shine through when you feel great about your appearance. 4 Steps To The Ultimate Dating Makeover
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