With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now’s the perfect time for a rerun of our favourite rom-com, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, starring Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson. From ruining boys’ poker night to buying Barry (played by Matthew McConaughey) a love fern to accusing him of calling her fat at a restaurant, we just can’t get enough of Kate in this hilarious battle of the sexes, highlighting what women shouldn’t do in the dating world. Yet, it begs the question: what should women do to find that special someone? Here’s our 10-day guide on how to capture the man of your dreams in time for the most romantic night of the year.
Day 1: Work On Yourself
Confidence is sexy. That said, in order to feel and look confident, you first need to work on yourself. We all have that friend, who jumps from one bad relationship straight into another. Before you embark on a manhunt (literally), take some time to be single and think about who you are and want to become. Ask yourself: What are my interests? What are my life goals? Am I sleeping and eating well? Do I make enough time for the people I love? The more you take care of yourself, the happier and more confident you will feel (and the readier you’ll be for a healthy relationship!)
Day 2: Pamper Yourself
Once you have a clear idea of your life goals and passions, dedicate a day to yourself. Head to that famous spa you’ve always wanted to check out. Attend a yoga retreat. Go for a hike. Happiness is attractive, so do whatever makes you happy.
Day 3: Find Your Confidence
Men love a woman who owns who she is. We know you might not always feel confident, but always remember that quiet confidence is just as powerful! Here are a few tips: Pay attention to your body language – stand up straight with your head held up high – and always have a smile on your face. You want to look friendly and approachable.
Day 4: Stop Hiding
Unless you’ve got a group of guys on speed dial (in which case you probably wouldn’t be reading this), you’ll need to venture outside to find that special someone. Why not plan a night out with the girls, or simply run some errands? Whatever you decide to do, make sure it forces you to interact with others. One thing’s for sure, you’re soulmate won’t just magically appear in your lounge (how nice would that be, though!)
Day 5: Do The Talking
We’re not saying you have to stand in the spotlight, but don’t linger in the shadows. Pluck up the courage to engage in conversation with others and show genuine interest in what they’re saying. Whether you’re interested in dating the person you’re talking to or not, being social makes you stand out.
Day 6: Try A New Strategy
While it may be hard to teach an old dog new tricks, don’t let your routines turn into ruts. If you haven’t found that special someone in your usual friend circle or hangouts, don’t wait around. Dine at a new restaurant. Head to a concert. Going solo can be scary, but it’s a great way to connect with new people (including, perhaps, your next boyfriend!)
Day 7: Take A Day Off
Everyone needs a day off. You’ve been working hard to find that special someone, and it’s important to just take a day to gather your thoughts. It’s ironic, but you often end up finding that special someone when you stop looking. Let love find you for a change. You deserve it.
Day 8: Stay Open-Minded
Sometimes, we find love in the places we least expect it. It doesn’t always have to be love at first sight. Even though you might not have felt the fireworks, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give that cute guy a chance! He could surprise you.
Day 9: Leave The Ball In His Court
Take control of the situation. If you don’t have a date yet, don’t worry! It’s time to prove your new inner confidence. If you have an eye on a guy, ask him out (remember your power posing!) Give him your number and leave the ball in his court. We’re sure he’ll come running!
Day 10: Don’t Mention The V Word
Hooray, it’s Day 10, and by now, you should have at least one guy hooked on you. If he’s like most men, he probably won’t even realise that it’s Valentine’s Day. Tip: Don’t add extra pressure by reminding him! And, don’t over-flirt. Let him woo you. Good luck!
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Still haven’t found the man of your dreams, don’t fret! Take this opportunity to spend more time getting to know and love yourself. That special someone will find you sooner or later. As for Valentine’s Day, go out with your girlfriends. Being single has it’s upside – you’re free to flirt as much as you want!
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