By Jackie Pilossoph, Divorced Girl Smiling Editor-in-Chief

Dating can sometimes be exhausting, especially when you experience a string of blind dates that go from bad to worse, not to mention those horrifyingly shocking experiences that turn into laugh out loud stories you tell your friends.

Believe me, I know the feeling.

Sometimes you just want to say, “Enough. I’m tired of being disappointed,” but I believe that with an open mind, something good comes out of every blind date.

So, the next time your friend calls to say, “Hey, I know a great guy (or girl) you should meet,” here are four reasons you should say OK!

1. Don’t underestimate the ability of a matchmaker

Let’s say someone you work with asks if you’d like to be set up with his or her friend, and your silent gut reaction is, “If he or she is anything like you, then no thanks.” My advice is, get rid of the judgmental attitude and stop being a snob.

The person who wants to set you up could have great match-making abilities, and the date could turn out to be the person of your dreams. When people offer to set people up, most times it’s well thought out. Get over it and just accept!

2. Dating is a numbers game.

I used to be a telephone sales representative who had to make 100 cold calls per day. If I showed up for work and made the calls, it was inevitable that some would result in sales. If I was out sick, I would have no sales that day.

Dating is exactly the same.

If you go out on five dates, there’s a chance you might hit it off with one of them. If you go on zero dates, you have no chance of any igniting sparks. My point is, you will never meet someone sitting on your couch. Simply walking out the door increases your odds.

Click here to read the rest of the article! Numbers 3 and 4 are even more compelling reasons!




Author: Jackie Pilossoph

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