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When All You Date Are Jerks: What to Do

Apr 22, 2008
We've all got dating patterns and they frustrate all of us the same. You ask yourself, why do I always end up dating the same guy? Why does every boyfriend remind me of my dad? How come the only type of guy that approaches me has the really spiky hair?

You continue to date the same type of guy because you are the same type of person. You need to discover whatever it is about you that attracts jerks, and then change it if you don't want to date them.

Now don't get me wrong, people are just big, huge jerks sometimes. But we're not talking about them. We're talking about you. Here are three steps you need to follow to stop your jerk-dating pattern.

First Step: Asking a Friend

If you've dated the same type of loser more than once, go to your most honest friend and ask why they think that is. Listen to what they tell you, really.

Second Step: Being Single

You need from here to decide to be single for awhile. Date yourself during this time when you are truly single. Learn what it is that makes you tick and get to know you. Really think about what you need to be happy and about what it is you're looking for. Write it down once you figure it out, keep it in your bag, and read it every day.

Date the Antithesis: Third Step

When you feel ready to date, do yourself a favor and date someone that is nothing like your ex. Seek out someone that is different so you can get a taste for what is out there. Even if you don't think they are your "type" you might be surprised to find that there are all kinds of people that you can connect with.

You won't date any more jerks with time and self-reflection. Admitting you have a problem is the first, like all challenges we face.
About the Author
Author Sara Musfeldt's website DatingTales.net is filled with dating stories, and she also provides an guide to online dating with lots of online dating tips.
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