I must not be a psycho and stalk my ex-boyfriend’s online in the hope that they’ve died without my love Facebook is a lethal tool for flashbacks to your past.The past is the past for a reason, ergo if it wasn’t meant to be, it wasn’t meant to be and I’ve learnt this.I will not be subjected to looking up lost lovers in the hope that they’re miserable without me, in fact, I won’t use social media for this purpose at all.Now, if by chance I do happen to stumble across their profiles online, it’ll only be to see how my his Aunty Sharon enjoyed her holiday to Dubai in 2010.I’m sure (as I certainly have) through dating in 2015 you’ve experienced the good, the bad and the ugly (not to mention the short and the sexually inexperienced) but that’s in the past. So how am I going to tackle the dating scene this year? Not you’re stereotypical drop-a-dress size resolutions because let’s face it – I lasted about 2 days on green tea and vegetables and went straight back to Galaxy and chinese food – as I’m sure the vast majority have also. The mistakes I made through dating in 2015 have allowed me to not only learn, but to form a list of dos and donts for dating in the New Year.So, here you have it, my desperately detailed dating resolutions. I must not immediately check the height of every man who messages me on POF As a relatively tall woman (5’8″), my first port of call when assessing a potential partner is just how many feet and inches they stand although let’s face it, tall definitely doesn’t mean anything good at all.
From now on, I will stick to a 2 glass limit in the hope that a) I don’t embarrass myself, b) I don’t have a hangover the next day and c) there’ll be a second date on the cards (unless there’s no chemistry, in which case, I’ll probs get pissed).I will give each and every man I interact with the benefit of the doubt and maybe even force myself to wear flats if my knight in shining armour turns out to be lookin’ like Lord Farquaad. I must not drink an entire bottle of wine on the first date It’s all well and good knockin’ back the vino at the weekend, but as a mid-week first-dater, massive alcohol consumption has never done me any favours.Of course, it’s always down to a few, first meeting jitters but I must not get carried away.I’m going to live in the moment and enjoy myself, not thinking about consequences or the future, and I’m definitely not going to follow the rules or rest on tradition in any romantic situation, from now on, I’m going to go with my gut – and no, for once, that does not have any connection to food.
Yes, that’s right single girls, it’s time for a new year and a new you.
I think we’re all fully aware by now that dating in this day and age simply isn’t plain, it’s a pain, but good news – it doesn’t have to be!