By Dana Michel

The holidays are over, and 2015 is here! Like many of us, you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution to step up your game in the area of relationships and love. If that resolution includes finding a partner, you might not succeed if you’re searching the old fashioned way.

Below are six pieces of dating advice to help you in your journey to find that special someone and improve your relationships and love life in 2015.

1. Eliminate those that are not marriage material: Don’t waste time with someone you would never introduce to your family or colleagues, much less marry. He/she is only standing in the way of your true happiness.

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2. Become the person that attracts your type: This important piece of dating advice shouldn’t be ignored! If you’re looking for a physically fit partner, but you have succumbed to watching Netflix from the couch while eating fast food, you may want to start hitting the gym this year. You may find Mr. Right while lifting weights and running on the treadmill.

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3. Do not put your life on hold or defer happiness until you meet “The One”: Take that trip overseas, become a homeowner, get a new hobby or entertain more. These dating and relationship advice tips can help make you a much more interesting and confident person. Raising your appeal increases your chances.

4. Sign up for online dating: Choose the service that works best for you and remember to be true to yourself. If you’re looking for a serious relationship, don’t sign up for a casual hookup site. Online dating gives you the chance to expand your options.

5. Ask friends to introduce you to eligible people: Consider getting help and introductions to men from those pesky relatives who don’t understand why you’re still single.

6. Become more active outside of your home and work: Start a new hobby, volunteer, and deliberately attend social events where you can mingle and strike up conversations with new people.

Thankfully, love can happen very quickly when you meet the right person. Look at celebrity couple George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, for instance. The duo became engaged in less than a year. Most men say they knew their fiancé was special very early on in their relationship.

A new dating site, Marriage Material, is not your typical dating venue. Founder and President, Dana Michelhas, created a place where only marriage-minded singles can go to find their true love. Marriage Material has over 20,000 members, and their services are available in selected areas. For more information, visit www.marriagematerial.co. To arrange an interview with Dana Michel, please contact danna@blinkpr.com.