I’ve had my Yahoo! email address now for over 13 years. This is only mentioned because I spend a fair amount of time reading Yahoo’s cheesy headlines. They have a lame way of sucking you in with their news blurbs. It’s likely to be a heading about dating, your money, city rankings, celeb gossip, or some outdated viral web video. Today’s gem: 5 Reasons Why You Guys Are Still Single (with an emphasis on men)
1. Eye Contact
2. Eating habits
3. Toenail grooming
4. Order “everything on the side” at a restaurant
5. Assuming you’re going to strike out
These are the five things that will make or break it? I will concede two of them: Eye Contact and Assuming You’re Going to Strike Out. Naturally you want to make eye contact with your date/partner. That’s seems pretty obvious to me. I did receive great advice from a college girlfriend. She told me I had wandering eyes during face-to-face conversations. You know what, she was exactly right. I did, and still do to some extent, but now I’m aware it’s happening. Eye contact isn’t only applicable for dating, it also works wonders in the workplace and while social networking.
Assuming You’re Going to Strike Out — confidence goes a long way. It manifests itself in the way we walk, talk, eat, write up a blog post, lecture people about their use of emoticons, etc. I’m guessing most of us can spot a confident person a mile away based on how they carry themself.
Eating habits, toenail grooming, and food ordering? Do people hold this against someone? I am sure there are many guys with not so great eating habits. To blow them off solely because of those habits, hmmm… that seems a bit unfair. Toenails? Come on, that’s like judging a woman based on her toenails. Oh, I mean… um, yeah toenails. I’d guess most guys wouldn’t stop dating a woman because of a silly ingrown toenail.
Please discuss this amongst yourselves. Are these five on track? Turn this aroud, what are 3-5 common pitfalls women do to keep them single?