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The Friday Takeaway

The Friday Takeaway: The Weekend Warrior and Your Love Life!

The Friday Takeaway delivers smart, savvy dating advice in bite-sized servings to help you make the most of the weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? Unless you’re planning to hole up under a blanket, chances are you’ll be in the vicinity of a number of eligible, marriage-minded men. Women ask me all the time where to meet available and eligible guys, and my answer is always the same — look around you! There are eligible, relationship-ready men everywhere.

But — do you notice them?

Sometimes we’re so focused on the task at hand — running our careers and businesses, working out, meeting up w/ girlfriends, volunteering, returning a fashion-forward-but-what-were-we-thinking purchase — that we don’t take the time to see, much less interact with, the people around us. The truth is, the more men you speak to, the more likely you are to discover a connection with someone.

So this weekend, let’s step things up. I’d like you to talk to TEN guys as you go about your weekend-routine. They don’t have to be the most attractive men and don’t worry about outcome. I want you to get out of your comfort zone. It can literally be 30 seconds of your time. My goal is just to see you connecting out there. You may be strong and confident in your career, but does this idea make you feel a bit shy and want to run for the hills? It’s okay. You’re not alone.

So many women think it’s a man’s job to say hello. I can tell you from personal and professional experience that men appreciate a woman who appears open and friendly. Simply going out and looking gorgeous is not enough to have a man approach you. So smile, make eye contact and say hello. You have nothing to lose and only everything to gain.

You’ll feel awkward at first, but don’t worry, you’ll only get better! And even if you don’t hit it off with this first batch of potential bachelors, this is a great chance to build your conversational improv skills! Try it this weekend, and report back to me. How did it go???

The Friday Takeaway is something you can put into practice instantly! Hope you find it useful. Also, I’ve got some great things coming up next week, including a fascinating little feature on a tech device that could be hurting your chances for intimacy, and some exciting details about “Making Mr. Right,” my new VH1 show! See you back here Monday. Have a spectacular weekend!

 

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