Cupid's Pulse Article: New Year, New You! Dating Advice to Revamp Your Love Life in 2018Cupid's Pulse Article: New Year, New You! Dating Advice to Revamp Your Love Life in 2018

By Lori Zaslow and Jenn Zucher for Project Soulmate // Contributing Writer: Shelby King

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be entering 2018 (ah!). The past year has been one for the history books. From the presidential inauguration to the total eclipse of the sun, this year has been one of fast-paced news cycles and memorable moments. It’s hard to imagine leaving 2017 in the past; however, when it comes to an unsuccessful love life, we can hope for nothing more than that in the coming year. Or maybe you have a good love life, but it’s a new year, and you and your partner want to shake things up. Either way, here at Project Soulmate, we have matchmakers and relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jenn Zucher to supply you with dating advice on how to start the New Year with a bang.

Follow the dating advice below if you want a successful love life in 2018!

Try New Date Ideas

One sure fire way to revamp your love life in the New Year is to explore unique dating scenes. No more boring coffee or dinner dates — and let’s try to drop the bland movie dates, which are terrible if you’re trying to communicate with your partner. Instead, try stepping out of your comfort zone with these new and fun date ideas:

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1. Head to a jazz bar: Going out to see live jazz will let you live your La La Land fantasy while also giving you an excuse to dress up. This date idea is for all those cool cats out there that want to sip on their Manhattan and snap their fingers along to a good ol’ saxophone.

2. Try a comedy show: Unlike a movie, a live performance allows for you to have time to sit and talk and enjoy each other’s company. Plus, going to a comedy show can reveal your compatibility. If both of you are dying laughing, you may have found yourself a keeper!

3. Go rock climbing: This one is for you daring romantics. Head to a rock climbing wall at a nearby rec center, and take your relationship to all new heights. This date idea is adventurous and unique, bringing some excitement to any relationship.

Shake Up Your Routine

We are all human, and we all have a tendency to get stuck in a routine. In order to revamp your love life for 2018, it’s important to mix things up. There’s no need to drop everything you’re doing. Rather, focus on implementing small changes in your schedule in order to spend more time on those special relationships in your life.

For those who want to totally revamp their love life and experience more successful dates, try a matchmaking service. At Project Soulmate, the stress of finding someone is alleviated, and you are able to cut down on the time swiping and focus more on finding a true match for you.

Another way that you singles out there can shake up your current routine is by adding some self-love rituals. Make your love life more successful by first loving yourself. Take a few minutes to write some positive mantras on a sticky note for yourself. If you’re already in a relationship, you can even do this for your partner! Positive affirmations are a great way to show you care for yourself and for others.

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Create New Traditions

Creating new traditions is a third way to shake up the New Year, but where do you start? The first thing you need to do is choose a regular date night. Whether it’s bi-monthly or an annual event, make sure you can stick with it. Then, pick a passion you have: Do you love animals? Or are you a sucker for time spent exploring a museum? Pick something that you feel like you never have time to do. If you’re currently single, this tradition is a great opportunity for you to meet people with similar interests to you. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a great way for you to get to know your partner better.

May you find love and happiness in 2018!

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