With the new year just around the corner, this is the best time to start thinking about where you are with your love life and how you want it to be next year. Are you single and ready to mingle, or are you mingling and it’s just not working out?
Modern-day dating is hard but it can be fun if you’re super chill about it. Try these methods (if you aren’t already doing so) to kick a*# at dating in 2018.
1. Get rid of the dead weight.
So you have a lingering f*#kboy or f*#kgirl you just can’t let go of. Forget about ’em already! They are truly mindf*#king with you and holding you back from possibly the best sex you’ll ever have.
2. Bond on a common interest.
They say opposites attract, but you have so much more to talk about when you can mutually relate. Talking about philanthropy worked for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, so read up on the bios and find someone who shares a love for whatever you love before swiping right.
3. Press send first.
If you wait around for them to message first, chances are they may never do it and you’ll miss out on that hottie you swiped right for. Cave and say hi first because you’re all about getting what you want this year.
4. Be open.
When I say be open, I don’t mean be open in a conversation. You have plenty of time to reveal how crazy you are later in the relationship. Dating is when you pay attention to body language and how physically attracted you are to your date. Uncross the arms, sit closer and send major attraction vibes. The date may suck but a slight touch on the shoulder could lead to something spicier.
5. Let your eyes meet.
You have to make eye contact in order to actually hear what your date is saying. You also have to make eye contact to see if your date is being honest. Make sure you break eye contact periodically though or things will get awkward real fast.
6. Don’t share how crazy you are.
It’s totally okay to stalk the crap out of your date before the date. Your mom is probably doing the same thing for you. But don’t let him know you did searched his name for an hour. It’s not cute to be crazy and you probably won’t get a second date.
7. Just kiss already.
There’s really no benefit to waiting for the perfect kiss. If you waste a bunch of dates to get to a kiss, then you’re just wasting time on a frog that’ll never turn into your prince.
8. Don’t waste time on just one.
Only a few lucky ones have found their soulmate from a first date. Don’t limit yourself to being one of those few because that’s just way too risky. It’s okay to go on dates with different people at the same time because it’s not only fun to go around town trying new things with them, but you get to really know who’s going to work out for you. This is a no judgment zone.