A recent viral Tik Tok video of the “green dress lady” on a first date at the Cheesecake Factory caught my attention. There are some essentials for dating that seem to be so obvious they should not need to be mentioned; however, it seems that lately there are a lot of people that have forgotten (or never learned) these basics. The result has been a lot of disappointment and frustration. It’s unfortunate that great candidates for dating have simply given up and feel that a positive dating experience is so elusive it is no longer worth the effort. I’m a firm believer in remaining optimistic in the dating arena. With just a few tweaks, it’s possible for more people to do better! Let’s explore some of the basic lessons learned from the disappointing date of Ms. Green Dress Lady.
“It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time”– Steve Jobs
The subjects of time and dating seem to go hand and hand. When you are younger, you feel that you have all the time in the world to meet new potential partners, date and eventually get seriously involved with someone special. However, as time passes it becomes clear that if your love life is not a priority, it can easily be neglected.
Comfort and Joy! The holiday season can be challenging for single people, especially over a certain age. With so many friends and colleagues wrapped up
What a great time to celebrate love! After all the world has been through the last couple of years, it’s clear that we can all use more love in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us the importance of being patient and kind with one another. The isolation we all faced only emphasized the power of connection once we were able to gather together again. The losses of loved ones to the horrible illness gave us a renewed appreciation for every moment we spend with those we can’t imagine losing. We are all very fortunate and should embrace love on every level—individually, as a family, in each community, nationally and globally! And Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to do just that.
Loneliness is tough any time of the year but is especially difficult during the holidays. Fortunately, there are a few simple practices that might help make it more bearable. Find new ways to celebrate this Christmas while embracing your own company.
Life will give you plenty of choices. You are the only person that may determine which answer is right for you. Saying yes will create a more positive outlook and will change the way others see you. Become known as the one that is always up for a challenge and willing to see where life takes you!