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Relationship Resolutions

I love making New Year's Resolutions, so I thought I'd follow Vixen's resolutions post and blog about dating and relationship resolutions.

Last year, I resolved to give up Internet dating for an entire year, come what may. I met a guy the good, old-fashioned way on New Year's Eve, dated him for a few months. Ended that and met The Boyfriend a couple months later at a games night.

I think it depends where you live, but I do so many different things and meet so many new people all the time, that I realized Internet dating was making me lazy. More on that in another post, though. This post is about resolutions.

Relationship resolutions.

It occurred to me that the new year is a good time to take a look at your relationship - or lack thereof - and make a resolution for change. Yes, change, because sometimes it doesn't have to be about improvement. Sometimes, like my resolution to give up on Internet dating for a year, you can make a resolution that's designed to simply shake things up.

So, maybe this year you resolve to have date nights, or to compliment each other more, or to do more favors for each other. (In these instances, BTW, I recommend being specific in your resolution - one date night a month, for example.) Or, maybe you resolve to swap a chore, or take up a new hobby - separately or together. Think of something that would shake up your routine or anything else you feel too settled into.

Single? Try a resolution that changes your dating routine. Let go of the computer, or conversely, give that crazy Internet dating a spin. Here's one I would like to try if I was dating again. I think I would resolve to not email with potentials - demand conversation on the phone or in person. We've all become so used to email, actually talking can really shake things up.

Don't be shy about sharing or declaring your resolutions, either. Resolutions are a great conversation starter.

So, got any good relationship resolutions?


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