1. Assuming It Will Happen, Magically.
While I do believe in true love and real life fairytales, I have also grown to be very realistic about this thing called love and life. Meeting someone can happen. Meeting “the one” doesn’t happen everyday. Go out, be with friends, and pay attention when you our and about. You never know, that guy you keep writing off just may be “the one.”
2. Only Dating “Your Type.”
Physical attraction is important, chemistry is important, but if you’ve found you are very commonly dating guys who don’t have jobs, who never pay or never see you before 12am, you should probably change up your dating habits. No one wants to be a “booty call” and no one wants to feel unappreciated. Dating differently, some of those other types of men just may surprise you!
3. Waiting Around On Milestones.
Goals and aspirations are great, but they won’t keep you warm at night. Your dream job and income can’t love you back, so you can’t place a pause on having your love and family if you’re in your 30s. To be frank, you just really don’t have the time. If Mr. Seemingly Right happens into a bar, a store or your job, see what happens.
4. Waiting for Mr. ‘Everybody Else’s’ Perfect.
Some of us don’t just date guys we are interested in, we date guys our friends will be envious of. Don’t worry about who your friends like or thinks is handsome. He could have the smallest head or the 8 toes, if you like him then who cares?! Don’t be distracted by the paper Mr. Right, be taken by Mr. Right for you!
5. Falling In Love With Everybody
This may have been fine when you were 15, 20 and 25, but as you approach 30 you have to begin to seriously consider your prospects. I know, you reeeally enjoyed that one night with him; he made you melt when he kissed you on the cheek. Before you start naming your children, think in the moment, in today. Pay attention to what is happening with the two of you…TODAY! Is it a stable foundation for a relationship? Is he even relationship material? These are questions you must consider. When we’re young we tend to focus on the potential of that man, but what about who he is now? Pay attention, it could be difference between dating Mr. Right Now and your future husband.