It’s not much fun being single. Sure, you don’t have to fight over the duvet covers at night, and you can skip shaving occasionally, but on the whole, it’s a fairly lonely existence. Not having anyone to snuggle up to can get fairly depressing, especially if all of your friends are in relationships and are rubbing their happiness in your face.
If you are single, there’s probably a good reason for it. Did you know, most single ladies are making at least one of the five dating mistakes we’ve listed below?
1. Your Standards are Way Too High
It’s important that you value yourself as a woman, but it’s even more important you remain open-minded, especially when it comes to dating.
A guy doesn’t have to tick every single one of your check boxes in order to make you happy. In fact, many of the happiest relationships are those that have come about spontaneously. So he doesn’t earn $100,000 a year or have a college degree. Does that mean you can’t have some fun together?
2. You’re Not Giving Off the Right Signals
Despite strutting around like proud peacocks, most men are actually fairly insecure. They doubt themselves a lot, even more so when it comes to women.
A man will do anything to protect his ego, so will usually only make a move on you if he’s sure you’re open to his invitation. If around guys you have the tendency to dress down and act disinterested, don’t be surprised if many choose to pass you by for a girl who looks like she’s excited about scoring a date.
3. You’re Not Playing the Numbers Game
In order to meet somebody you connect with, you’re going to have to meet people – and lots of them. Chances are, if you’re spending the majority of your time at work, or around other women, you aren’t meeting potential suitors.
Finding a cool guy to spend some time with may be as simple as just getting yourself out there.
4. You’re Not Taking Care of Yourself
When you’re single, it’s easy to fall into a bit of a rut. There’s nobody to make the effort for, so you may be tempted to just give up making an effort altogether.
If you’ve let yourself go a bit, now might be the best time to get a hold of yourself again. Think nice haircut, a few sessions at the gym, and maybe even a few new items of clothing to go in your wardrobe.
5. You’re Boring
Some women think guys are only in relationships for what they can get. While that may be true for some, the majority of guys actually like woman, and like spending time with them.
If you’re, how can we put this… boring, you’re going to be chasing guys off faster than you can say “where are you going?”
While we can’t make you the world’s most interesting lady, what we can do is give you a few tips to ensure date conversation goes well: don’t complain too often, don’t spend the whole time talking about yourself, leave out your ex, and get to know him and what he likes.
A Change Will Bring About a Different Result
If you’re not happy with your dating life as it stands, why not mix things up a little?
Once you can see what you’re doing wrong, it becomes easy to fix it. Small changes really can bring about profound results. That counts for all areas of life, and not just dating.
If you’re single, work out which of the above mistakes you’re making, and put a little time and effort into changing them. Who knows, Mr. Right may be just around the corner!