Another year is coming to a close, and many people are reflecting on the goals that they did—or didn't—accomplish. If you're like many single people, you've had a meddling relative or two reminding you that once again, you've shown up to the party without a significant other.
If finding love is on your list of New Years' resolutions, try a few of these tips.
Do a Little Self Analysis
Sure, it sounds a little touchy-feely, but here's the thing: the single constant in every unsuccessful relationship that you've had is you. That doesn't necessarily mean that there is something wrong with you, but it may mean that you need to be a little more mindful. Maybe it's time to get honest with yourself and think about why true love has evaded you thus far.
Do you give potential dates an impossible standard to which they must measure up? Are you rude? Are you hiding behind a secret fear of commitment or rejection with sardonic wit and a propensity for one night stands? While recognising how you're sabotaging your own chances of happiness will not immediately transform your social calendar, it is useful insight all the same.
Let Go of Your "Type"
This falls under the category of Rules You Need to Break before You Can Find the One, and the New Year is the perfect time to leave your old dating habits behind. Determine what moral characteristics are a must, and then let the other stuff go. After all, your last significant other fit your "type" to a t, and look how that went down. Date people that you would not normally date and see if anything interesting happens.
Try a New Hobby on for Size
Is your sphere of acquaintances limited to co-workers and social misfits with whom your parents try to set you up? If so, a new hobby is in order, preferably one that forces you to socialise. If another one of your New Year's resolution is to improve your fitness level, then kill two birds with one stone and join a gym. Take up a painting class, join a book club or participate in volunteer opportunities in your community. Not only will you have an opportunity to meet new people, but you will also be able to arm yourself with a few interesting conversation starters on your next date.
Make the First Move
Have you spent the last three years pining over a friend or coworker, hoping that eventually they'll realise your brilliance? Has someone's profile caught your attention, but you've been afraid to make the first move?
Without outright stalking them, pay attention to what they're interested in, and start a conversation with a common interest. From there, it's easy to segue into inviting them out on a date. Worst case scenario, they turn you down and you feel weird for a few days.
Participate in an Online Dating Community
You use the internet to manage your finances, find someone to take care of your dog while you're at work and keep in touch with far-away friends, so why not use it to meet other like-minded singles? The dating landscape has seen a big makeover over the last few years, and more than ever, couples are connecting in an online community. At Love2Date Singles, we offer a wide and diverse range of lifestyle sites, making it easy to meet singles in your area. Signing up is free, so take a big step toward accomplishing your New Year's resolution by creating your profile today.