Hey Picklers. Having a little trouble with love? That’s ok. Everyone struggles at some point. So that new cologne didn’t actually make you completely irresistible to the opposite sex. And, who knew that your new moped wasn’t the secret dating weapon the sales guy said it would be? Don’t fret too much. These steps are just part of the process, and in just a few moments, you’re going to learn the tried and true secrets to dating success. The Friday nights spent watching Netflix with the cat are a thing of the past. With these surefire tips, they can become Friday nights spent watching Netflix with the cat AND your significant other. If that isn’t a relationship goal, I don’t know what is. Anyways, here are the simple do’s and don’ts.
DO Study Your Rom Coms
For better or worse, Hollywood has taken full command of all of our dating expectations. If you want to get ahead in romance, you need to learn from the best in the business. Take a week off of work to study all of the classics from across the ages. If you see any repeating themes or techniques, then you know what to steal for your own dates and relationships. If you’re especially astute, you’ll notice that the scores and soundtracks for the movies play a big part in making romantic scenes extra moving, and this is the tricky part. You may need to hire some tech gurus, or even a symphony, but if you really want your love life to work, you need the musical queues ready at all times. The final, most advanced part of this technique is to gather proper information about your date before the big night. If you can learn his or her favorite romantic movie, you can replicate their favorite moments, scene by scene.
DO Maintain an Air of Mystery
One of the biggest turn-offs is someone who reveals everything too soon. You can take a lesson from the world’s best magicians. People still go to the shows because they haven’t figured it all out. This applies to dating. Things like names, occupations, preferences and all of those other tidbits sometimes called “personality” are valuable information. Hold out as long as you can. Besides, you don’t want your date to get caught in the trap of labeling you based on who you are. Until you really get the hang of this, consider wearing a mask every time you see your love interest. If it can work for Zorro, it can certainly work for you. Also, and this is important, you have to commit to the mystery. The last thing you want to do is lose the mother or father of your children to boredom because you couldn’t hold it together and finally let slip one of the greatest secrets, such as your last name.
DON’T Set a Budget
Budgets are for losers — also known as people who wind up all alone. When you did your homework, you hopefully learned that you can’t put a price tag on love. Every successful relationship is built on over-the-top gestures that are typically far more extravagantly expensive than they appear. On top of that, people are generally more attracted to the individuals who spend the most money on them. It’s science. So, always remember that love will find a way, and you can count on fate to supply the means when you bankrupt yourself pulling out all the stops to win the heart of your true love. There is no second place in the world of romance, so keep your hesitation and reserve at home. Spend big, and spend hard.
DON’T Forget the Hijinks
Have you ever noticed that every movie couple has a silly fight over an obvious misunderstanding? It’s key that you have this moment while your love is still blossoming, as it helps develop fondness, independence and a sense of adventure. If you find that your daily life isn’t full of naturally opportunities for one of these moments, then you need to take matters into your own hands. Plan a sneaky surprise that puts you in seemingly compromising but actually innocent situations, such as late night dance lessons with an attractive teacher. Better yet, make one of your over-the-top, expensive gestures legally questionable. This will ensure that you create the necessary tension in a way that will harmlessly resolve when they see you were really doing it all for them the whole time.