If you would like to find love and improve your chances, see my advice below.

Warning; some of the advice maybe blunt………but it’s meant with love.

  1. Get a make over

It’s dog eat dog out there so you need to stand out.

How you look is vital, particularly for men, so if you want to attract a special someone, you may need to do a bit of rebranding.

Go to a personal stylist, friend or family member and ask for their honest feedback regarding how you look.

Specifically on:

  • Hair
  • Make up
  • Clothes

What do they think you should do to improve your personal appearance?

Draw up an action plan of what you need to do and do it!

The better you look, the better you will feel and will be more desirable to the opposite sex.

  1. Exercise and eat well

Invest some time in getting into shape and eating well, not only will you look a million times better, you will feel a million times better also.

Oh and you may meet someone through exercising.

You don’t have to join a gym, do something that interests you.

  1. Go out

 You’re not going to meet someone sitting at home day in day out.

Get yourself out and be proactive in organising things to do.

Don’t sit back and wait for the invites to come to you.

Create them.

Think of inspiring and fun things you want to do and invite your friends or if necessary go on your own.

Glastonbury? Art Gallery? Theme Parks? Work drinks party? Cooking class? Theatre? Restaurant? New bar? The local pub

Mix it up though, don’t stick to the same places all the time.

  1. Small talk savvy

First impressions mean a lot, so if you are shy or become nervous when an opportunity arises, have an arsenal of small talk up your sleeve just in case.

You never know where you may be caught out.

  1. Professional photos and a good profile

Firstly, if you are single and not on line then you are seriously limiting the available choices.

Invest in professional photos that look natural. Tell the photographer exactly what they are for and let them work their magic. It’s worth it.

Also, ask a friend to help you write your description. If you can afford, hire a professional copywriter. I’m not joking.

  1. Social media

 I know a number of couples who got together via Facebook; either they were childhood friends, former work colleagues or friends of friends.

Therefore it’s important how you portray yourself.

Try to only put up good photos and be mindful of what you post.

  1. Look good at all times

Did you know a lot of relationships are started in a supermarket? A lady at my gym met her husband in the check-out queue in Tescos over twenty years ago for example.

What happens (shock horror) if you bumped into someone you fancy in Waitrose looking like absolute Cr8p?

Before you leave the house, try to make an effort with your appearance.

  1. Get feedback from close friends or family

 Before embarking on your dating journey, ask friends and family for their opinion as to how you come across.

Be prepared. It may not be what you want to hear, but a tweak here and there can make all the difference to you being single or meeting someone.

May be you’re too crude, loud or need to eat with your mouth closed?

Whatever it may be, once you know, you can try to fix it or tone it down.

  1. Get advice from members of the opposite sex

Grab any male or female friend or acquaintance and understand from them what members of the opposite sex want?

What advice can they give you? Is there anything you can do to help your chances?

Stress you need them to be honest otherwise it’s not helping you.

  1. Read “The Complete Book of Rules” by Ellen Fein & Sherrier Schneider

I’m shouting down the computer screen at you now!

First published in 1995, this is a book of pure genius.

Still as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.

Read it and it will change your life. Not joking

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