Happy early Valentine’s Day to all our friends from A Southern Soiree! Yes, we know we’re a day early, but why wait? There’s always a reason to celebrate love! It would be wrong for us to not acknowledge that today is Friday the 13th so rather than pretend it’s not happening, we’re going to roll with it. We’re giving you our best shot at love advice a day early so you can use this “unlucky” day to turn tomorrow into something special!
Kelley Ann: If you’re dating right now, try dating someone you may not consider your ‘type’. And while we’re at it, throw your ‘type’ out the window! If you’re feeling unlucky in love, open your mind to all the possibilities knocking at your door. Until I found my husband, everyone I dated had a similar look, personality, style, etc. But my husband Travis couldn’t be more opposite! At first, the differences made me apprehensive, but when I opened up my mind and gave him a shot, I realized he was the perfect fit for me—everything I’ve needed! If you’re currently in a serious relationship or already married, maybe take a moment to reflect on the reasons why you fell in love with your significant other in the beginning and appreciate that their funny quirks and things that make them unique are what attracted you to them in the first place.
Gina: My advice is “It’s the little things that matter most”. What I mean is make sure to thank your partner for doing those things that make your life easier like washing dishes, filling up your car with gas, bringing home your favorite treat, or watching your favorite show with you…even if it’s about hot firemen. 😉 And try to do the same for your partner… leave a little note on the bathroom mirror or bring them an unexpected surprise during their workday to brighten their day. These special moments make such a big impact and are easy to do to make someone feel loved.
Megan: If you want someone to put you first in their life, you have to be willing to put them first in yours! Relationships are a two way street and you have to balance your expectations for each other. When my husband and I started dating, I felt like I had finally found someone who put me first in his life and I wanted to do the same for him. It was easy to love each other and that was a big sign to me that the men I had dated in the past were not right for me for whatever reason. Life has gotten more complicated with two small children and a business to run, but we still make putting each other first a top priority and try our best to carve out time together each day and I think that’s why loving him is so easy and (for the most part..ha!) effortless.
Mackenzie: I’m last, so my advice is to take all advice with a grain of salt. Sometimes we ask for so much love advice that we forget that our relationships are between two people. If you aren’t involving one of those two in the conversation, you’re not going to solve anything! Communication issues can really strain a relationship, even in the earliest stages. If you are willing to open your mind and open your heart, be willing to open up the lines of communication as well!
We hope that our advice can turn this traditionally “unlucky” day into something lucky for you– Keep an open mind, an open heart, and a positive attitude and remember to tell those you love how much they mean to you this day and everyday!