There are many reasons why having a summer romance has become a popular trend. The weather is warm, your outfits show more bare skin, it’s bikini weather and beach volleyball time, chemistry is proven by science to heighten in the sunshine, and the list goes on.
With Fourth of July around the corner, it’s time to think about the fireworks in the sky and in your relationship.
Here’s how to have a sizzling hot summer filled with love and romance online and IRL
1. Change your mobile dating app and online photos to include outdoor shots
Replace the winter ski photos, with boating, water, golfing, hiking, and anything that includes sunshine.
2. Start Using Emoticons and GIFs in Your Messages
Many mobile apps including Tinder and Bumble include the option to use giphy, which is a lot of fun. If you seem like a fun person to be around, you will get more matches and your date card will start filling up.
3. Host a Barbecue
Invite your single friends and ask them to bring another single friend. Grilling is fun and guys love taking charge at the BBQ. Make it a pot luck event and start getting out IRL.
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4. Change Your Relationship Status to Single on Facebook
You might still be recovering from a breakup, but facebook could be the world’s largest dating site if they wanted to be. Change your relationship status and you might find a secret crush emerging. Be open to the possibilities.
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5. Log on Twice a Day to Dating Apps and Sites and Reply Promptly
I have a saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the digital love deal.” Ditch those old waiting rules and remember, when someone joins a dating site or mobile app, it’s because they want to meet someone. If you wait around a day or two, don’t be surprised if you hear back that they’ve met someone and want to date exclusively. Don’t underestimate chemistry. When a couple clicks, they often stop dating to see where the relationship will go.
At the end of the digital day, smile as bright as the sun to find a great reflection called love.
Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may swipe or roam. xo
Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She’s been helping singles find love online for over 20 years with her Irresistible Profiles programs.
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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.