For a lot of us, Valentine’s Day is filled with love, passion and that special someone. But for many of us it is just another day, except now we see how single we really are. Somehow we manage to cut everyone off and live in our own little worlds, only to be left wondering why no one great have come into our lives. Studies have shown that social interaction in this digital world is vital, and satisfies our basic human needs, regardless of it being a romantic or platonic encounter.
You might be saying, “Well, I don’t need a relationship to be happy,” but that is not the only type of love out there. Here is what you should do to feel the love:
- Love Yourself First
As the great RuPaul said, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” It sounds cheesy, but it’s true. Others are drawn to people who are secure in themselves. If you are unable to do this, fake it until you believe it.
- Go Out
Did a new bar, club or restaurant open up near you? Call up your closest friends and have a night out on the town. Don’t waste the day and night by sitting on the couch. Again.
- It’s All About Body Language, Baby
If someone catches your eye, don’t be afraid to let them know. Dating experts say that you should strike up a conversation with someone you spark with in the first 3-5 seconds. After that, the exchange will seem awkward or forced. Once the conversation starts to flow make sure your body language communicates the right message. Smiling and making eye contact are key.
- Get Engaged to Life
Alright, so you made plans to go out with your friends tonight, but do not stop there. Build your network and meet new people. See new things. Gain new experiences. Take time to remain present in your daily life, and take life’s gifts as they come.
- Be Real, Stay Real
If you are not real with yourself, everything you do will be disingenuous. When we are our true selves the right people, opportunities and situations will appear. As tempting as it may be, don’t fall into the trap of trying to become an ‘image,’ or fit into a standard someone else created for you.