If You Don’t Vote, Don’t Complain
Today’s blog is a bit late because I was out doing my civic duty and voting in Virginia’s Super Tuesday Republican primary. If you are my friend on Facebook, or if you follow me on Twitter, than you have seen my long litany of complaints about this Republican primary contest. But I voted. Because I firmly believe,
If you do not vote, you cannot complain!
If you do not participate in the process, you cannot complain about the result.
If you are not in the game, you cannot complain.
Yes, I said it. We all have that single friend who complains about there a not being any good prospects and yet does nothing about it. My such friend will remain nameless lest she actually read this blog. But we all know those people, you may even be that person!
Now, what am I not saying here? I am not saying that you should date aimlessly, just to “be in the game.” I’m not saying to intentionally put yourself in bad situations just so that you can complain about them later. What I am saying is, if you find yourself complaining about your dating situation, maybe you aren’t participating in whole the process.
If you are single, and you don’t want to be, and you are complaining about it, here are three ideas to engage the dating process.
- Take care of yourself. For people who are very focused in their career or their education, it is easy for them to lose sight of what it means to be date-able. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself – physically, mentally, and emotionally. A put-together person is always more attractive.
- Make time to date. If someone wants to ask you to dinner Friday night, but you told all your friends that you were planning on working late Friday night, you aren’t going to be getting asked out to dinner.
- Do something different. Your life consists of getting up, going to work, meeting up with the same group of five friends, going home, and repeating? Well you aren’t going to meet anyone new. Try new hang-out places, make new friends in a different department at work, try new weekend activities (volunteering, going to a new church), maybe even set up an online dating profile. Just about any idea will do, as long as you are mixing up your routine and meeting new people.
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