New dating advice

Take a recent statistic like this for example: did you know that a whopping 88% of all single gay men are actively searching for a romantic partner?That means there are more of you who are commitment-minded than who aren’t. The solution to that is less complicated than you might think too, and mostly it has to do with not being afraid to break out of your social circle and meet new people, not with anything that’s specifically “wrong” or “lacking” about you.One book I recommend to help you with this resolution? It’s one of the few dating books out there that will help you clarify to yourself what matters rather 4. Resolve this year to nurture your relationships with single friends who understand the dating scene.Don’t let this year be another year where you hide your feelings because you don’t want to seem like needy. Become a better listener, a better friend and a better person all at the same time. If you harbor any leftover feelings for someone in your past, now is the time to resolve to get them gone., I’m always a little shocked to realize that I’m the same age as Carrie and her friends.When the show debuted in 1998, I was 17, and it ran for six seasons until I was 23. ) woman in her 30s, it hits a little closer to home.The number of single friends is dwindling, so there is also more pressure to be coupled up.Dating is hard at any age, but even more so in your 30s. One of my girlfriends is 35, and she just married a 27-year old.

There are no rules to dating, whatever people might have you believe.

And while perhaps a gay single might go about finding a partner differently than someone who is straight, the ultimate outcome is the same.

Given that, my first bit of advice is for everyone, no matter which side of the plate they swing from: Don’t Overcomplicate Things!

From the old school Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus to the pick-up artist’s dream manual The Game, dating advice even pops up on bestseller lists.

A lot of it is basically terrible, and so goal-oriented that there doesn’t seem to be any room for actually enjoying yourself in the world of dating.