Friday the 13th… yikes!
Just the thought of trying to get lucky in love on this supposedly unlucky day is enough to make many of us hide away. Might as well stay home with the windows closed and the duvet over our heads all day long, since nothing good could happen on a day like this…. right?
Well, guess again.
In fact, Friday the 13th is actually considered one of the luckiest days of the year in some parts of the world.
Thinking of Friday the 13th, or any day really, as “unlucky” is the best way to make it so.
So how about completely flipping the script? Instead of being superstitious and fearing the alleged horrors this day will bring, decide that this day will bring you love, luck and all good things!
“Impossible”, we hear you say?
Not at all. All you have to do is keep reading.
Release What Doesn’t Serve You to Get Lucky in Love
The first step to attracting new and awesome things in your life, is making sure that your life isn’t already weighed down by anything toxic.
You probably know what we’re talking about: that ex you keep having sex with, that Tinder date who doesn’t want “anything serious” but still keeps sliding into your DMs, that longtime relationship you know it’s time to walk away from…
Make this Friday the 13th the day you get lucky in love by shaking it all off.
Trust us, you will immediately feel so much lighter and more positive, that taking the next step below will be a breeze!
See the Glass Half-Full, Even If You Haven’t Yet Been That Lucky in Love
Remember what we said about believing Friday the 13th being an unlucky day will make it so?
Thankfully, the opposite is also true.
Sure, browsing #weddinginspo Instagram accounts probably won’t get you hitched within the day, but if it brings a smile to your face and remind you of what you truly want in life, it also doesn’t hurt.
Fake it til you make it.
Start the day with gratitude and a smile for all the things you have going for you: your pets, your plants, your friends, your work, your amazing (messy) hair.
Learning how to be a happy singleton is surprisingly crucial to attracting the right kind of love you need in your life. Master this, and you’ll be well on your way to getting lucky in love.
Get Lucky in Love by Getting Out of Your Bubble
Doing the same things and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. And we definitely don’t want that!
So, this Friday the 13th, dare to get out of your bubble. It might sound daunting, but it’s as simple as doing just a couple of things you wouldn’t normally do.
Say yes to that “single and mingle” e-vite from your coworker. Go outside to have lunch instead of ordering at your desk. Wear the outfit you usually consider “too daring”.
Sounds cliché, but even taking a different route to/from work can change your mood and bring new people into your life.
This also applies to your dating game. Have the courage to shake it up. Skip the traditional dinner and a drink and opt for one of these unconventional date ideas instead.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Old-Fashioned Networking to Get Lucky in Love
You know how people in the old days didn’t have the luxury of swiping through a ton of faces or sending emojis? They had to, gasp, actually meet people and talk to them!
And yet somehow so many of them managed to find their one true love just fine…
Truth is, technology is just fine. Not only can it save you the time and the trouble of looking throughout the city for eligible men, it also allows you to be more daring from a place of safety.
But this is Friday the 13th and you’ve already agreed to do things differently, remember?
So instead of focusing on your usual dating apps, spend time networking IRL and meeting the friends of your friends.
You will find out that not only it is possible to find love without dating apps, but that a love interest may have been closer than you thought all along.
Allow People to Surprise You
It wouldn’t be Friday the 13th if the day didn’t hide a few surprises. Only instead of expecting these surprises to be unpleasant, you have by now decided that they will be pleasant instead, correct? Good.
So, whether you met someone on a chance encounter on the street (See? Taking a different route home does make a difference!), through a common friend or through your favorite dating app – allow yourself to be surprised.
Often, we get stuck in a rut simply because we repeat the same old dating tropes. You know, going for a certain type, making the same jokes, expecting a certain kind of behavior and other dating myths that are holding you back in love…
This is not to say you should “settle” or put up with behaviors that are not respectful. You know your red lines and we trust you to not let anyone cross them. But allowing for people to surprise you can only be a good thing.
From going on a date with someone who is not your usual type to trying out an activity that’s not on your usual dating repertoire, or even having a conversation about a subject you don’t already know everything about. All this will help you not only grow as a person, but very possibly have an unexpectedly wicked time this Friday the 13th.
And you know the best part? If at first you don’t succeed, there’s another Friday the 13th coming up in a few months (hello December, here’s lookin’ at ya!)…
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