1. If your friends have reservations about his or her excessive drinking or “recreational” drug habits, you may need to rethink the obsession.
2. If you wouldn’t put up with your friend’s significant other speak to them that way, don’t put up with it yourself. Don’t let the charm lay a curtain over disrespectful habits.
3. If you find yourself bored with the venues you’re frequenting to meet mister right, chances are you won’t find him there. Do something interesting and exciting, enjoy it, and keep your eyes open and flirtatious.
4. Learn to enjoy your own company. When you do settle down with a partner, you will miss the freedom to do as you wish. Now’s the time to have fun hanging out with yourself!
5. If you’re dating someone who claims that they’re too damaged for you, take their word for it and move on. Everyone has baggage, but too much baggage can make for a miserable relationship. Dealing with emotional pain should come before dating.
6. Don’t reveal too much on the first date, and don’t scrutinize the other person’s every move. A first date will not tell you whether you will marry the person. It will only tell you whether you should go on a second date, so relax!
7. Throw away your checklist. Have a few dealbreakers in mind, but don’t narrow things down too much by having a checklist. Nobody is perfect, and neither are you.
8. If he tells you he’s not looking for anything serious, take him at his word. If she tells you she’s not looking for a serious relationship, she may just think that’s what you want to hear.
9. If you want to be taken seriously, take the other person seriously. If you stop playing games, they will too. If they don’t, walk away.
10. Listen carefully to what the other person says. Listen even more closely to your heart. If you’re not feeling it right away, give it time. If you’re not feeling it after a few weeks, walk away.