Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Hits Theaters on Christmas DayCupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Hits Theaters on Christmas Day

By April Littleton

Ben Stiller stars and directs in this film based on James Thurber’s short story about a daydreamer who escapes reality by sinking into his world of fantasies that involves romance, action and heroism. Walter decides to stop living in his imaginary world when his job, along with his co-worker’s,¬† becomes threatened.

Should you see it:

Ben Stiller fans and Kristen Wiig fans won’t have a doubt in their minds about seeing this film. Also, if you have no set plans for the holidays, why not spend the day enjoying a new comedy at your favorite movie theater?

Who to take:

If it’s possible, bring the whole family along with you when you’re ready to hit up the nearest Cinemark. After all, it is the holidays. You can fly solo if that’s what you prefer or if your loved ones are out of town. This film would be good to see with a boyfriend/girlfriend who has a good sense of humor as well.

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How do you build up the courage to ask the person you’re interested in on a date?

Cupid’s Advice:

Putting yourself out there to another person can be tricky, especially if you’re shy or you’ve experienced a recent heartbreak. Everyone who has experience with the game of love knows that rejection isn’t a fun feeling to experience, but sometimes it’s worth it. You don’t want to be left wondering ‘what if’, and at least you’ll have an idea of where you stand with your crush. Cupid has some tips:

1. Be straightforward: Don’t play games with a potential love interest. If you’re considering another person on a romantic level, let them know how you feel. Being open and honest is considered a turn-on, so don’t be shy and go after what you want.

2. Show you’re interested: Your crush won’t know that anything is different between the two of you if you don’t show or express your feelings. Make sure you’re making clear that you’re interested in them. Call them from time to time. Get to know them on a more personal level. Ask them out for coffee or a simple lunch date. You don’t have to move too fast, but you do want to make sure the feelings you have for them are reciprocated. Also, keep in mind that you need to move forward with the relationship at a pace comfortable for both you and your potential honey.

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3. Be creative: When it comes to date ideas, you want to keep things simple for awhile. That doesn’t mean you can’t spice things up and come up with something unique. As you start to get to know your boo, incorporate some of the things they like with your dates. If your love interest is really into the outdoors, go on a hike or try out a mountain bike trail. Visit a local museum if he/she enjoys culture and fine arts.

How did you build up the courage to ask the person you’re interested in on a date? Share your experience below.