I am starting a new four-part series called "Easy To Use Mingle Tips From A-Z." I am going to give a tip for each letter of the alphabet. Most of the topics will focus on dating, but many of them can be applied to social situations of all kinds as well.
THIS WEEK: (O-T)
O--Only date people who have more than a zero percent chance of future marriage with you. Notice I said more than zero. One in a million is okay. But if you are certain that the person has no chance of a future with you whatsoever you might want to reconsider dating them.
P--Pretend you are James Bond. This is not something that I recommend doing on a regular basis, but it can't hurt occasionally to ask yourself in a tight situation "What would James Bond do right now?"
Q--Quit smoking. Not only is it stupid to dramatically increase your odds of a slow and painful death, but it also smells bad. Going outside to smoke doesn't keep the scent off of you, either. Good grief.
R--Refuse to be intimidated by anyone. Nobody is better than you are. It doesn't matter if they have more money, more status, more popularity, or better looks. Who the heck are they that you should feel like a lesser person around them? I don't think so.
S--Stay away from bars and clubs. If you like to go to these places for fun, feel free. I'm not making a moral statement here. If you are hoping to find someone to date there, though, these locations are terrible places to look. Women usually have their guard and shields up bigtime there. Many quality women even have a strict rule that they will not give out their number in a bar.
T--Try to have high energy but low emotion when talking to a stranger. The worst thing you can do when you meet someone new is to make a big production about it (or any size production). Be friendly and open, but whatever you do, don't kiss up in any way or make a big deal out of it. You're welcome.
Next week: U-Z
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