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18 Things You Should Do Differently While Dating In 2016

Save the drama for yo mama.

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The truth is, if you could go back and change some of the things you did while dating in 2015, you would.

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Heck, we all would.

But you know, it's almost a new year. And that means you can say buh-bye to your bad dating habits.

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See ya later, skater.

1. This year, you should look for someone who doesn't beat around the bush.

Oh so smooth and to the point.
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Oh so smooth and to the point.

2. You could even try something completely foreign... a little thing called taking it slow.

News flash: Seven days is not long enough to get attached.
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News flash: Seven days is not long enough to get attached.

3. 'Cause you know now that you can't get your heart broken if you take dating one step at a time.

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Amen.

4. 2016 should be the year you finally stop playing your little mind games.

Games are for players! OK???
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Games are for players! OK???

5. The year you stop the drama, and the overreacting.

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Save the drama for yo mama.

6. It's the year you should only date people who accept you as you are.

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Because you're great, duh.

7. And even respect you!

You deserve it.

8. This year you should look for someone who is semi-responsible.

Who can really take care of themselves and others.
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Who can really take care of themselves and others.

9. Who pushes you to take risks.

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On a daily basis.

10. And who isn't in a relationship with you purely for the physical stuff.

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There's more to a relationship than that, as you know!

11. This year, you should look for someone who has some of the same interests.

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YES. Bonding.

12. You should do your best to realize that everyone has pesky flaws and bad habits.

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If they like you enough, chances are they will want to change their bad habits.

13. And you should learn that you don't have to CONSTANTLY be with the person you're dating.

Personal space is good.
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Personal space is good.

14. This year, you should take your inevitable little quarrels to a more private setting...

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15. ... and you should acknowledge that the conversation is a two-way dialogue, not just you pointing out your S.O.'s flaws.

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Communication is key, people! 🔑

16. You should look for someone who makes you smile.

ATTN: THIS IS IMPORTANT. Smiling is the gateway to happiness.
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ATTN: THIS IS IMPORTANT. Smiling is the gateway to happiness.

17. And if by chance you find a good one, this year you should try your best not to let them go.

Lock 'em down.
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Lock 'em down.

18. Because you know that anyone who can make you have more good days than bad days is worth keeping around!

D'awwww.
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D'awwww.

Get psyched for a great year of dating! 🎉 🎉 🎉

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