I’ve been told that I’m stubborn and it’s sort of true, honestly. But that doesn’t mean that I never take advice people give me. I often take it to heart and apply it where I see fit. And yet, when it comes to the dating world, I sometimes have my head in the sand.
Look, it’s not that I think I know better or anything. I wouldn’t mind having a boyfriend, but I’m a little lazy about actively trying to get one. My love life isn’t Pokemon. I’m not trying to catch ’em all.
I get a lot of dating advice, but here are seven suggestions in particular that I rarely listen to…which may or may not explain why I am perpetually single.
Just Go To A Party And Make OutYeah, easier said than done. There has thus far only been one instance in which this happened and, while it didn't take any effort, I feel like that was just a special circumstance. Sure, maybe I'm selling myself short, but I'm constantly amazed by my friends who manage to make out with random guys/girls at a party. I'm just like, when the hell did that happen? How the hell did that happen? Am I not letting off enough pheromones? Source: Cry Baby/Universal Pictures
Go Out MorePeople are convinced that this is why I'm not a dating queen. But...I don' t know. I go to parties from time to time, I love going to concerts, too. When I'm not loafing around on the internet, I'm definitely out having some adventures. Do I just need to find better hunting spots for dudes? I'm not into the idea of hanging out in a men's locker room, so... Source: Daria/MTV
Try Not To Be Too Vocal About Your Beliefs From The JumpBeing an unapologetic loudmouth about my personal beliefs is part of who I am, though. If a guy wants to discuss things like sexism and race and which Arctic Monkeys album is the best, I'm into it! But if that scares someone off, hey, their loss if you ask me. There's nothing wrong with being an opinionated girl, even if it scares off a few people. Source: Shutterstock
Don't Be Too JudgmentalOkay, this is actually a good nugget of advice that we can all benefit from. Look, if someone is being a jerk, you're not jumping the gun by thinking they're a jerk. But you shouldn't count someone out entirely just because they seem a certain way. Don't assume somebody wouldn't be into you just by looking at them from across the room! You never know until you actually talk to someone. It's a hard habit to break out of, but I'm trying and so should any of you reading this. Source: Clueless/Paramount Pictures
Try Online DatingI'm of two minds on this one. I have plenty of friends from the internet who I've met in person and it's amazing, so I'm not opposed to meeting people who I don't know IRL. But it's tough to remain enthusiastic about this when I get messages from a bunch of creeps but never from those cute, compatible people I message...okay, I'm mainly annoyed by the creeps. Also, I'm too lazy about logging in. Maybe I should give OKC another go, though. There have been a ton of success stories, after all. Source: OKCupid
Flirt More!Great advice! Flirting can work wonders. How else is someone supposed to know that you're interested? There's just one proble: I'm terrible at flirting! Worst yet, I never really know when people flirt with me. I'm just flirting illiterate, everyone. I have no problem striking up a conversation, but I have no idea how to actually flirt. Help! Source: Hey Arnold/Nickelodeon
Don't Wear Heels When You're Going OutDon't tell me what to do. I can't help the fact that I'm tall and love wearing tall shoes, okay. Tall girls of the world unite! Source: Gurl
What dating advice have you received that you just can’t be bothered to follow? What has actually worked? Tell us in the comment!