Dating after college is not the easiest thing in the world. Not that dating in college was easy or anything… but not many actually participated in the act of dating. You just hooked up with people or found yourself in a relationship after being fuck buddies for a solid semester. It was easy to meet people in college too. It was like a cesspool of attractive, intelligent, well-rounded people your age. You knew whoever you took home/went home with from the bar, even though they may have been a stranger, they at least came from a decent upbringing so that made it okay (that probably wasn’t the case, but oh well). Now if you want to go home with anyone from the bar, you can — you just probably shouldn’t because you’re in the real world now and you have to watch your back. But that doesn’t mean your opportunity to date is over — in fact, it’s just begun. The difference now is that you have to put yourself out there… The positive thing being that guys actually want to date now (even if they won’t verbally admit it), so you have a chance!
So if you’re sitting there all depressed like ‘I’m never going to meet anyone‘ or ‘I’m going to be alone forever,’ STFU. You have to stop whining and start putting yourself out there — starting now! It’s almost Winter. Gotta put in all the effort you can before it gets too cold (winter hibernation, hellooooo). That is why we are here to give you some tips on how to say hello to someone who might just end up being your future flame.
The first step is to put yourself in a position where you can say hello.
The dating world is a lot like shopping. You probably often weep about the fact ‘you have no clothes’ when in fact you do. You probably find yourself saying you have nothing to wear, when you have TOO MUCH to wear. And when you go shopping, you’re always overwhelmed… often looking for something that doesn’t exist. I mean, it’s not like you can just design your own clothes. Sometimes though, you have to try new things. You have to try something on before you decide if you like it or not. And if you have a bunch of old clothes lying around, try new things with them. Spice it up. Pair a shirt with a new skirt. Or necklace. Or belt. You get the deal.
So in order to get out there and say hello, you have to be willing to ‘try on some new clothes’ and ‘spice up your wardrobe.’ No more sitting on the couch watching re-runs of Full House every night. No more standing in a corner with some friends at the bar giving resting bitch face to every remotely attractive person who walks by you. You have to want it. You have to TRY.
Now that you want to put yourself out there, the next step is to feel good. Confidence is the best item you can wear.
So how do you get confident?
1. Wear something you feel comfortable in. Yes — it should look good, but if your shirt is so tight that you’re freaking out about looking fat, you probably shouldn’t wear it.
2. Hold your head up high. That shows you mean business. You know you’re hot, so everyone else should — and will — too.
3. Smile. Don’t put on the bitch face. No one will go near you once that thing hits.
4. Make sure your breath smells good! You don’t want someone to run away the minute you open your mouth. Even if you say something so fucking stupid, they might stick around because your breath smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream (or that’s just what it reminds them of). Maybe they’ll like take you to get ice cream because of it. Although who even eats ice cream these days anyway? It’s all about the fro-yo… Anyway…
Now that you’ve mastered looking confident (aka hot), make your way to the bar or the office or the line at Starbucks. All you have to do is stand there feeling/looking all sexy and shit, and you’ll be able to say hello no problem. No need to ignore the hottie smiling at you today. You look good. You smell good. You feel good. All you have to do is say ‘hello’ and if he/she sticks around, so be it. If not, at least you tried!
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All you have to do is tell us your favorite pickup line in the comments and enter using the form below. All entries must be received by Thursday October 17th at midnight ET and the winner will be announced October 18th at 12pm ET. Good luck!
Oh, and… if you’re wondering what my favorite pick up line is… It’s gotta be the one I used in college. ‘I’m not having sex with you.’ Worked every time.
[Disclosure: This post is sponsored by hello. All opinions are my own.]