Are you finding dating to be more rigorous than it needs to be? Maybe you need a break? Or, better yet, maybe you just need an ego boost. Many times, your dating life can become completely revived just by stoking your ego a little bit. The following ten tips will have your ego standing tall so that dating, online or off, will become a breeze and actually fun again.
Take Up New Hobby
When you find a hobby that truly interests you, it can do wonders for taking your mind off your dating life. Instead of worrying that you’ll never find anyone, pour yourself into your new hobby and you’ll feel much better. Find a hobby that will absorb your attention and put dating on the back burner. You may find that your hobby leads you to a match more than focusing on dating ever could.
Get A Makeover
If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps lately because you haven’t been able to find a date, maybe you need to dress up your exterior a little bit. You’re not just trying to look better for other people, but you’ll soon find that getting a makeover does wonders for your self-esteem. Some common ways to makeover your body include:
- New Haircut/Hairdo
- Contacts Instead of Glasses
- Spa Treatments
Take care of yourself, pamper yourself and follow these makeover tips to look and feel a hundred times better.
Get In Shape
Nothing boosts the ego quite like fitting into an old pair of jeans or getting back into a belt hole that you haven’t used in years. If you haven’t found a date and you’re not in the best shape, start working on it. Many gyms are now offering memberships for around ten or fifteen dollars a month. That’s cheap compared to all the machines and facilities you have access to. Make it a point to work out every day for three months and you’ll soon have plenty to be excited about. When you have your new body, you’ll find your ego soaring and that will make dating much more enjoyable.
Have Your Friends Take You Out
Your friends are the best qualified to boost your ego when you’ve been down about your dating success. Once your friends hear how down you are, they’ll likely gladly take you out and show you a good time. Maybe they can even set you up with someone. Just make sure you don’t turn the outing into a pity party. They’re doing their damndest to get you back on your feet. At least pretend to have a good time. Fake it till you make it and you’ll soon find yourself actually having fun, guaranteed. This can help you feel great. Plus, you might just meet someone on your little outing with your friends if you play your cards right.
Buy A New Wardrobe
Clothes can be expensive, but if you pledge to buy yourself a new wardrobe every time you get a paycheck, or parts to a new wardrobe depending on your budget and tastes, you’ll have an entire closet full of new threads in no time. Having new clothes does have an ego boosting effect. Plus, when you do find a date you’ll be able to wear your new clothes when you go out, which means you’ll look your very best.
Take New Improved Photos
Hire a photographer or find a friend with a high quality camera and take some great photos of yourself. Or, get that makeover, get in shape and then take photos. These photos can also be used on your online dating profiles, which will maximize your chances for more hits and messages.
If you’re ego is low, start flirting with complete strangers. It may seem awkward at first, but you’ll soon get used to it. Flirt when you’re at the checkout aisle, when you’re waiting in line at the bank, when you’re getting your morning coffee or when you’re waiting for a cab after a night out with friends. The more you flirt, the better you’ll get and the bigger boost you’ll give your ego.
Find Singles Events
If you can’t seem to find someone you’re compatible online or off, look online or in the local newspaper for any local singles events. Or, if you’re ambitious enough, host one in your local area. Putting a singles event together will take your mind off your dating life and just think of all the new people you’ll meet. Even if you just attend a singles event, it can thrust you into the dating scene which will often show you that it can be fun and easy without all the frustration.
Get Your Teeth Fixed/Whitened
Your smile is one of your greatest assets. Straight teeth and a white smile tells people that you’re healthy and that you take care of yourself. A bright smile is also seen as a status symbol. If you can afford it, having your teeth fixed and/or whitened can do wonders for your dating life and life in general. In fact, you may see quite a few doors open simply by following through with a smile makeover.
While new clothes and a new hair style can do wonders for your self-esteem, it’s important to talk kindly to yourself if you hope to feel your best. Your mind can sometimes sabotage your results by telling yourself that you’re not good enough or that you don’t deserve success. It may take practice, but start telling yourself that you will find dating success, that you will feel smart, great looking, funny and all of your other great attributes no matter what. If you practice telling yourself you’re the best, you’ll soon start to believe it.