By: Brigitte Jaeger
2015…The New Year! As the holidays come to an end and the New Year begins, so many people around us are talking about their New Year’s resolutions. Most often, goals include bettering oneself in ways, such as exercising more, eating healthier, traveling more and for some…finding love! Statistically, December is the month with the most breakups, which means more singles on the market. January can be a great time to get back into the dating scene. Getting back into this dating scene can seem intimidating and overwhelming. In order to take the stress out of dating and meeting new people, try taking it slow by making small resolutions. It’s Just Lunch has eight resolutions that will put you on the right path to meeting that special someone!
Resolution One: Smile, make eye contact and be aware. Step out of your comfort zone. Don’t let the fear of rejection or the stress of a busy day keep you from engaging with the people around you. This resolution will make you more approachable and decrease the fear of rejection. It could be as simple as striking up a conversation with someone while waiting in line for coffee.
Resolution Two: Join at least one new club or pick up a new hobby. It will expose you to other likeminded people and allow for interaction that you wouldn’t have in your typical environment. Changing up your daily routine will increase the chances of meeting new people.
Resolution Three: Give each date a fair chance. It can be easy to write someone off before the first date is even over. First dates make people nervous! If there isn’t an immediate connection, it might just be first date jitters.
Resolution Four: Strive for positivity. If you are happy in your daily life, whether it’s your job, relationships with your friends and family, etc. it will lead to positivity in your dating life.
Resolution Five: Do something for yourself! Is there something you’ve been meaning to do, but keep putting off? Get a gym membership, have a spa day, buy a new dress, etc. Do something for yourself that will make you feel good. Confidence is key in dating.
Resolution Six: Leave the past in the past. Don’t allow hurt or angry feelings from past dates or relationships keep you from finding the love you deserve in the New Year! Letting go of these feeling will open you up and make you a stronger, happier person!
Resolution Seven: Simply say yes. By saying yes to party invitations, happy hours, dates, and any other social opportunities, it will open you up for the potential of meeting new singles.
Resolution Eight: Most importantly, don’t give up on love! New Year’s resolutions can seem new and exciting in January; however, they often fade as spring approaches. Finding love, requires not giving up!
By striving to achieve a handful of these New Year’s resolutions you will be taking active steps towards opening yourself up to meeting new people and the opportunity of falling in love. Take things slow! Just because your resolution for 2015 might be to date more, it doesn’t mean you need to find love by the end of January! Stick to these small resolutions and you might be surprised where you end up by the end of the year!