I’ve had a couple of friends who come to me for post-breakup advice. It’s as if I’m already an expert at that. (Truth? NO. Haha.) So the same goes…I tell them to look at the brighter side of life, they have plenty to look forward to, focus on work and personal development, blah blah blah, sometimes Red Horse helps too. Then I realize that, maybe, they don’t need all those pity-me crap and just need to move on fast. So, in the most fabulous unconventional convenience, I give advice on how to bounce back and fall in love fast. This is for those who just cannot wait to fall in love. Here’s instant love. Just add water.
Text marathons. You text, she texts back. You wait for her reply, think of something smart to say, die in anticipation, and smile like a giddy hyena everytime your phone lights up. It’s a fair imitation of magic. It lets you hide behind the security of distance, and you kinda have the power to interpret some emotion-confused text messages into how you actually want them to be. Bonus: unlimited text is dirt cheap.
Movie dates. It’s easy. Simply stare at a screen for an hour or so in the dark. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you got the plot right. Or how your jeans fit. Or how your mom screams when she finds out you’re cutting classes to watch movies with an underaged date. For an hour or so, you don’t have to worry about saying the wrong things, plus you’re sure you’d have something to talk about later. Bonus: pick a horror flick so you can have valid excuses to “seek shelter”.
Get out of town. You change your environment. Suddenly everything is new. This gives you an inevitable feeling of excitement, plus, the fact that you left work (and everything common and routinary) at home, gets you into a really good mood. Getting out of town also makes you feel extra close to your date because for a time, it seems like you’re the only two people in the world. Touche. This technique is almost always fault-free. Unless you suddenly pick your nose, fart or puke at an inopportune time. Tsk tsk.
Go out for coffee. I’m sure about one thing: there are a lot of blokes who pretend they like coffee…or that they drink coffee. (I don’t. I drink tea.) Coffee has been one of modern life’s best excuses to talk to someone. Since it’s always served extra hot, you can have time to get to know your date by commenting at the pastry, people around you, or the usually beautiful ambiance.
Want to. This, I think, is the best one. If you want to fall in love, I’m pretty sure you will, SOONER than you think. You will see everything that you want to see, hear everything you want to hear, and in no time, you will find yourself needing that person more than you thought you would.
OTHER STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER:
Kiss passionately. Play John Mayer in the background.
Tell her that her hands are beautiful.
Wipe goo off your almost-lover’s face. The goo doesn’t have to be real.