Relationships & Love

8 Tips for Finding True Love in the New Year

The start of a new year brings high hopes for many singles that this is the year they find a life partner. But if you have suffered from relationship failures in the past, it’s time to make some simple changes before you can find your soulmate and have high hopes of settling down.

Colin Christopher, a clinical hypnotherapist who works with many single men and women, as well as does couples counseling, offers eight tips to help singles find true love this year:

1.    Start with yourselfWrite down all the good qualities you have as a mate andall your bad qualities. Pick one good quality you want to improve that makes you even more attractive to potential mates and pick one negative quality you can reduce or eliminate that will make you more attractive. You get what you attract.

2.    Get off of internet datingRelationship sites claim that one in five relationships start online. That means four in five start offline. Follow the odds and get out there. Expanding your social circle will increase your chances of finding that special person.

3.    Clean up your living spacePrepare your space with the intent that you’re getting it ready to entertain a potential partner. This preparation and intent conditions your subconscious to be ready for a potential partner. If your space is dirty and cluttered, it conditions your mind to think that your space is not ready for someone and gives you an excuse not to meet potentials.

4.    Get rid of things that remind you of your exIf you really want to keep mementos, put them in a shoebox and tuck it away in a closet out of sight and out of mind. If reminders of your ex are around, they constantly trigger your mind to think about your ex and shift your focus away from meeting someone new, exciting and wonderful. Your ex is an ex for a reason.

5.    Forgive yourself for being singleBeing hard on yourself manipulates you into feeling despair. Forgiving yourself creates feelings of hope for the future and eventually feelings of gratitude and happiness. Those positive feelings are far more attractive to potential partners than the negative ones, so be kind to yourself.

6.    Know the qualities you really want in a potential partnerThere are always things you liked and disliked about your previous partner(s). Make a list of the things you want and stick to it. If you’re not clear and you waver in your desires, you may end up settling or compromising for a partner just for the sake of being in a relationship instead of being in a relationship with the right person.

7. Spend time with successful couples and watch how they interactTake note of how they respond to one another, how they know what the other person is thinking before he or she even says it, how everything flows seamlessly.  That doesn’t happen overnight, but it happens when two people are truly meant for each other. Also pay attention to how the best couples resolve their differences.  Standing back and observing is an eye-opening experience.

8. Listen.  The most important thing you can do when meeting a potential new partner is listen. Most people love to talk, but few are really great listeners. When you pay close attention, it’s amazing how much you can learn about someone. The best mates are usually the best listeners.

Over the last 14 years, Colin Christopher has been in front of over 250,000 people throughout North America and shared stages with world-class speakers like Bob Proctor, Steve Siebold and Brian Tracy. He’s a sought after authority in hypnosis and has been a guest expert on radio and television for shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and many others.Some of his clients include McDonalds, Bell Mobility, and Princess Cruise Lines.He’s a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnosis Instructor and Author of the Book Success Through Manipulation: Subconscious Reactions That Will Make or Break You. Please visit

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