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12/31/2015 08:14 am ET Updated Dec 31, 2016

12 New Year's Resolutions For Finding Love After 50 in 2016

By any chance is your dream for 2016 related to finding a great guy to play with and share your life with?

If so, these 12 New Year's Dating Resolutions are an awesome beginning for making those dreams come true.

Resolution #1

Start the year by treating yourself to a makeover ... maybe a new haircut, a shift in hair color, a new lipstick or a fun dating outfit. You'll feel better and look better, stoking the fire of your inner glow that men are so attracted to.

Resolution #2

Come up with a Dating Blueprint that's going to help you figure out where you'll find the types of men you're looking for.

Resolution #3

This year, go on a date with the intention of just getting to know something new and interesting about the man you're meeting -- nothing more -- and see where it takes you.

It will take the pressure off from having to figure out if he's "the one" in the first 15 minutes. Snap decisions about men can lead you to miss a good guy!

Resolution #4

Give yourself the gift of coaching with me one on one. If 2016 is the year you want to find the guy and the relationship of your dreams, than this is the quickest and easiest way to get it!

I'd love to share with you the EXACT DATING AND RELATIONSHIP SECRETS my clients and I have used to find the great guys and relationships we're in today.

Resolution #5

Rediscover your flirting skills. Smile and talk with men everywhere you go. You want to get comfortable interacting with men and this takes practice, practice, practice!

Resolution #6

Men are visual creatures. They are initially attracted to you on a sexual level and given half a chance, some will try their best to have sex with you ASAP.

Instead of being turned off by a man's advances, understand this may be his way of letting you know he's into you.

FYI ... it's okay to set sexual boundaries and the time to have sex is when YOU, not the guy, is ready.

Resolution #7

This year, instead of telling yourself "I love who I am but..." work on accepting yourself as the one of a kind, magnificent, lovable woman you truly are!

Resolution #8

Give a nice man a chance this year. Sometimes it can take three or four dates for the chemistry to click between the two of you. And a man who might not be so cute on date #1, can seem like Richard Gere by date #4, once you've gotten to know his personality.

Resolution #9

This year, find at least three activities you would love to try. Here are three reasons why:

  1. This brings out your inner passion and stokes the inner glow that I mentioned earlier.
  2. New activities give you something fun to do, versus sitting around thinking about the guy who hasn't called you back or winked at you online.
  3. You just might meet a great guy or make a new friend with a common interest!

Resolution #10

Consider dating someone slightly different then the men of your past. They didn't work for some reason but a new type just might.

Resolution #11

Periodically remove your profile from a dating site for a day or two. You'll be considered "new" when you go back on. And guess who gets noticed first by men on the site ... the women who are "new" to the site.

Resolution #12

This year, don't quit or give up on dating! If you do, you will be right where you are today ... hoping and dreaming about a great man, versus having a real one you can share your life with.

I would love to hear what you plan on doing this year to make your dreams of finding your guy come true.

Lisa Copeland is known as the expert on over 50's dating. She's the best-selling author of The Winning Dating Formula For Women Over 50 and her mission is to help as many women around the world as she can discover how to have fun dating and finding their Mr. Right after 50. To get your FREE Report, "5 Little Known Secrets To Find A Quality Man," visit www.findaqualityman.com.

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