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Dump Your Baggage! A Dating Cleanse for the New Year

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Dump Your Baggage! A Dating Cleanse for the New Year

It’s a new year! Single women need to date better and women in bad relationships should start over. Cleanse your dating life with this advice.

The holidays are over and all of your New Year resolutions should be set in stone. It’s time to make those changes in your life that will result in a better you. Hit the gym three times a week? Check. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep per night? Check. However, what about your love life? Did you remember to cut out those bad habits and people that should’ve been left behind in 2013?

It’s time to hit the “refresh” button when it comes to your romantic pursuits. Stop wasting precious time on people who don’t have your best interest in mind. As we embark on a new year, let’s take some time out to reflect on that old boyfriend, friend who refuses to give your relationship a title, or anyone else in between. Thoroughly evaluate your current situation and ask yourself if you are building a bridge that is leading to nowhere.

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A Solid Foundation in Relationships
Architects don’t design buildings just for the fun of it. Instead they make sure that their hard work will result in a beautiful skyscraper that has a solid foundation. That is the same mindset you need to have when it comes to dating. Put effort into relationships that you know could potentially result in a ring on your finger and a walk down the aisle. Even if you aren’t looking to get married, invest in someone who has all of the qualities that you desire in a life partner. That player card will expire.

Let Go of What No Longer Serves
You may be holding on to a relationship that has clearly run its course, but you are afraid to let go. “But we’ve been together for such a long time” and “I know I can get through to him if I just hold on a little bit longer” are common excuses that hold women back from leaving a man who isn’t deserving of their time. The more time you spend messing with that old flame, the harder it becomes for Mr. Right to walk into your life. Imagine if you devoted your time to somebody who was actually worthwhile, instead of your current “boo” who constantly takes advantage of you.

Year of Emancipation
2014 can be your year of emancipation! It’s time to cleanse your heart of the waste that your current romantic situation has clogged it with. Do whatever you have to do. Delete that number. Unfollow him on Twitter and Instagram. Cut off mutual friends. You don’t want to look back a year from now and be in the same predicament.

You deserve to be treated like a Queen. Period. Use the next 358 days to progress in your love life and start pursuing men who know how to act accordingly.

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Tonya Nelson

Tonya Nelson is an ambitious hopeless romantic. As a graduating senior at Howard University, Tonya uses her experiences to share her ideas about love and romance from a collegiate perspective. Her plans are to become a multimedia mogul. Until then, she’s working on her college degree while indulging in casual dating along the way. On, Tonya writes about the single life and dating.


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