No need to wait for the New Year and resolutions to get your love life back in order. Summer is a great time to meet new people…and there is great singles out there! Trust us, we know. Here is some dating advice we came across that’ll help you wipe your past dating life slate clean and let go of some relationship hang-ups so you can meet someone great! This article has great tips on how to start fresh with dating. Our top 3 tips include:
Move Forward by Not Actually Being Able To Go Backward
Hide your ex on chat, delete his phone number, defriend him on Facebook and unfollow his Twitter. And we're not just talking about ex-boyfriends or girlfriends -- this includes ex-hookups, ex-booty calls, ex-FWBs and any other Bad News people.
Rethink Your Type—especially if you keep dating the same kind of person.
"Write down all the traits of the type of person you have liked, are attracted to or have dated, and whittle it down to 10 qualities," says Whitney Casey, author of “The Man Plan”. When picking guys in the New Year, you can keep three of those 10 qualities -- for the other seven, go for different types of traits. "Any time you're on a date and you notice that there are more than three common traits from your list, you don't give it another date. Stop right there."
Reroute your routine.
Instead of sticking to all your usual haunts, go out of your way to try a new bar, new café or new club. Been there, done that? Bookmark sites Metromix and Thrillist for local event listings, and get googling to find hyper-local blogs with more opportunities you'd never thought of to meet people.