Comfortability in one’s own skin is a truly great goal to strive for. At LFGdating, we aim to break the a very specific stigma: being a gamer while looking for a meaningful relationship. Sure, popularity of gaming has skyrocketed since the early days of Halo and even before then, Goldeneye. Yet online dating still carries an emotional charge for a large swath of the population.
While LFGdating is working hard to remove the gaming stigma from online dating, our friends at Hims are working hard to help all men feel more comfortable with themselves. Hims delivers health and nutrition advice, grooming, and lifestyle insight, among other topics. The below post is contributed and written by Hims to offer awareness for personal resolutions for LFGdating members and newcomers.
Resolutions for a Relationship in 2019
Happy New Year! Now that 2019 is finally here, millions of people will be setting resolutions to better themselves in the year to follow. Unsurprisingly, many of the most popular resolutions are related to intimacy, like “have more sex” and “start a family.” According to a survey by Varo, 15% made “find love” one of their resolutions in 2018. So if you’re one of the many people looking for love, the numbers are working in your favor. To increase your odds, here are some resolutions that you can make that might just help you find a relationship in the New Year.
Make yourself available
If you are looking for a relationship, you have to make yourself available for one. You need to make a conscious effort to try and meet people. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can! You could always make a profile here at LFGdating, because what’s more convenient than an online community of single gamers like yourself? Another option is to accept more invitations to social events like happy hour. Actually getting out of the house and showing your face is a great way to meet people and show them you are interested. Once you actually land a date, make sure you are setting aside time to be available for that person.
We all know that dating can be full of misconceptions, and many people ignore the old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Gamers are certainly not immune from being on either end of these notions. Regardless of what people might think, when introducing yourself or going on a first date, it’s important to be your true self. If you think acting differently will help you further along the relationship, you shouldn’t be with this person in the first place. Everyone deserves someone that is interested in them and respects their lifestyle.
Freshen up your look
In keeping with the spirit of being yourself, you shouldn’t completely reinvent your look before heading on a date. However, making a few subtle changes to freshen up your look can make a world of a difference. Make a quick shopping trip to pick out a new, sleek outfit or find confidence in a fresh haircut or new ‘do. This especially helps if you are self-conscious about hair loss, in which case hair loss medication like Finasteride may also help. Overall, freshening up your look will not only peak your dates interest, but make you feel better too.
Step outside of your comfort zone
It’s important to test the waters and step outside of your comfort zone. Trying a new activity or date location could be exciting, especially if it’s of interest to your date. However, this doesn’t mean doing something crazy or dangerous, just stick with fun. Furthermore, this principle applies to people too. You shouldn’t settle when looking for a relationship, but going on a few dates outside of your “type” could be exactly what you need. Types can be limiting, and you never know, they could turn out to be “the one.”