Let’s get one thing straight – being single isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be liberating. But what about those who want to be in a relationship, but just can’t find the right person? This list of reasons might help.
1. You don’t dress to impress.
In other words, you wear Crocs. And just like that, your dating pool got a WHOLE lot smaller. The Crocs-acceptance community is so small that no matter how damn good they feel, you should never think of them as date-appropriate shoes. In fact, they’re so bad that even if Jennifer Lawrence wore them, they’d still look fugly.
2. You’re still tied to Mommy’s apron strings.
While it’s always good to take your parents’ opinions into consideration, the final call still has to be made by you. You’re the one who’s going to be in the relationship, not your parents. It’s time to grow up and make your own decisions, kiddo.
3. You sit at home waiting for your one true love.
Love isn’t a waiting game, so it’s highly unlikely that your soulmate is going to magically appear before your eyes. Sorry to burst your bubble, but nice guys don’t finish last – they finish in front of the computer. Go out and meet people. And not to sound like a Chris Brown song but…dance a little, make a little love and get down tonight.
4. You’re too cheap too early.
Initial dates are about trying to make a connection – butterflies in your stomach, electric gazes and of course, impressing your date. Be prepared to spend a little more than you normally would. You can save the money talk for when you’re actually a couple.
5. You keep making comparisons to your ex.
We all make comparisons (it’s human nature after all), but don’t keep comparing you current date with an ex…even if you’re not actually saying it out loud. Nobody’s perfect, so you’ll just end up picking at flaws and driving him/her away. Live in the moment – you’ll be a much happier person.
6. You are your own favourite topic of conversation.
This one’s for the guys – stop trying to impress her with your Italian sports car or French timepiece. Just shut up and be a good listener. There’s a reason why Johnny Bravo never got laid.
7. You lack ambition and drive.
It’s easy to let your life fall into a routine, so take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself where you’ll be in 10 years. Looks fade with time, but ambition and drive will always be sexy.
8. You have a really long checklist.
So what if he doesn’t make more than $5k a month, or if she doesn’t have big boobs? Unless you’re insanely hot/rich/famous yourself, you should really shorten that checklist. Even Ryan Gosling doesn’t have a college degree, my dear.
9. You’re trying to fake it till you make it.
Your social media platform should be an extension of you, not a representation of who you want be. Don’t go out of your way to do things just for an awesome Instagram photo. Be yourself and share that with the world. Maybe it’s just me…but I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.
10. You’re too comfortable with yourself. way too comfortable.
I’m not saying you have to look GQ-worthy all the time, but making the effort to look presentable goes a loooong way. This means ironing your clothes, trimming any stray hairs (yes, this includes nose hair) and never wearing a beer singlet in public. Take it from me – being a slob won’t score you a second date. Ever.