, Fifteen Minutes of Shame (a novel) and How to Date Like a Grown-Up.
She's also the resident love guru on DAYTIME, a nationally-syndicated morning TV show.
Walk into your date open to learning something new; that way, even if you don’t feel fluttery love butterflies you can walk away knowing more about life, yourself, or a hobby you previously knew nothing about.
And the mood you’ll radiate with your interest and engagement in what your date is saying will have a positive effect on both of you.
She received her BA in psychology from Dartmouth College and her MFA in creative writing. SEE LESS Maura Kelly has been a staff writer for Glamour, a daily dating blogger for Marie Claire, and a relationships columnist for am New York.
That’s because the way you view your dating life can actually affect the neural activity and even the structure of your emotional brain — which changes everything from your body language to how you perceive people (and how they perceive you, too). Say it out loud if you’re the type (“This day is gonna rock!
By thinking optimistically about your love life, you can change your dating experience entirely. ”) or be more subtle: Take a deep breath and smile for 10 seconds as you climb into your car in the morning.
Maintaining optimism while you’re dating is no small potatoes.
It is, rather, something that opens up an abundant smorgasbord of opportunities for love. Give your lunch or drinks date a better chance of success later on by deciding to have a good day now.