Attracting the wrong type of guys
We have a way of attracting some kind of men sometimes. We meet all sorts everytime and no matter how they have hurt us in the past relationship, we end up giving another a chance to do the same thing. Why are men such jerks.The answer may seem pretty straightforward to some, but most believe we have no control over whom we attract. In the early stages of dating, chemical attraction (aka lust) tends to drive a lot of the decisions resulting in a hastened relationship. Eventually reality sets in and the person sitting across from you has turned from prince charming to a frog. This is a result of thinking with your heart and not with your head. The way to solve this problem is by becoming conscious of your dating actions.
So why do we attract such type of guys. The answer is not so much that you have some kind of magnet attached to your forehead that attracts such guys, but more to do with self sabotaging feelings and beliefs you may be carrying around without realizing it.
When you have the same problem in each of your relationships, you must consider that the issue may in fact be you. Not to fear, all of these reasons are completely fixable.
Reasons why you attract the wrong type of men.
You Are Not Happy With Yourself
I am sure you see me going on and on about self confidence. “Self confidence is sexy” and “Confident people draw the opposite sex like moths to a flame” they say. Or “love yourself so other people will too!” I don’t have to tell you that someone who is not happy with them self gives off a whole different vibe than someone who feels confident and worthy.
But how do you become happy with yourself if you just aren’t? I’ts simple. All you have to do is Change. If you are upset about some aspect of your appearance, emotional life, job, family or anything else, do the work to change it. Work on building your confidence. Work on letting your past go so that you can move happily into a fresh and clean future. Time and energy spent on self improvement is always worth it. Trust me.
You Are Not Happy Single
People who can’t stand to be alone tend to either stay in bad relationships for too long or jump from one long term relationship to another. When you know that being single can be wonderful, you always have a positive alternative to clinging to a miserable relationship. Your relationships take on more of a casual, happy vibe. You attract happier people.
The reason is that mates can subconsciously sense that if things go pear shaped in your relationship, you will not settle for being miserable with them. Either you will do the work to improve the relationship or make the hard decisions. This is attractive because first it makes it clear that you have standards and second that they won’t get stuck with someone who clings to them just because they are terrified of being alone.
Your Standards Are Too Low
Are your standards along the lines of “if they’re breathing, we’re mating?” No one would really want to admit that their criteria for a suitable mate is so rock bottom, but these days, so many great people sell themselves short. It’s like they start putting on their rose colored glasses during the first date. They say things to themselves like “Well he was pretty mean to the waiter and I have doubts about his life ambition but wow, he’s hot!” or “I’m not really attracted to her, but she is so smart!”
The kind of behavior you accept in the beginning of your relationship is the kind of behavior that you will continue to receive. Don’t show up to a fast food joint and expect it to change into a fancy classy restaurant. Don’t date people who you would love to change. Cultivate the idea that your love is a prize to be won rather than something you should just give out to anyone. Make the decision now to stop looking at yourself as flawed for not being in a relationship and start viewing yourself as “discerning.”
Make yourself a list of the top five things that you want in a mate and look for people who embody those qualities. Then stick to it! Online dating in particular is a good way to screen in advance for qualities that you are looking for.
You Put Up With Too Much
Never, ever be afraid that demanding respect from your partner will drive them away. You deserve to be treated well. When you speak up about feeling hurt or disrespected in an honest and authentic way, either the relationship will end or they will come around. If you were being treated poorly, what did you lose? Speaking up is the first step.
Do not put up with things that you shouldn’t. Do not let a relationship limp along with your significant other behaving badly, while you hope to create change using telepathy. Address issues as they come up. If you allow yourself to be treated poorly, you will continue to be treated poorly.
You Don’t Look Past The Gloss
As the old adage goes, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Since I just got done telling you that your standards are too low and to raise those, it’s easy to think “Well WTF, now you’re telling me that when Prince/Princess Charming finally shows up, I should be wary?” In a word, yes! When you finally meet someone who seems like they have real potential and everything is going wonderful, wait and see to make sure that they’re genuine. Let them shower you with gifts. Let them be super nice to you. Enjoy every minute of it.
However, don’t give in just yet, get married, bet your life savings or move in with them during the first few months. It’s easy to mistake “psycho love bomb” for “this feels so right.” It’s also easy to find an example of someone you know who got married to their long-term partner after only a few weeks.
Slow down. Just watch what happens and enjoy. It’s all too easy to start acting like a kid that has just seen candies once you finally meet someone great. Don’t act like this person is the only one bringing you water in a large, dry desert. Enjoy the relationship and see what happens. If you have caught yourself another charming jerk, you will find out soon enough. Keep your hands firmly attached to your heart and wait and see.
There is no urgency! You don’t need to nail anyone down. If the person is truly genuine and right for you, they will also want to get to know you before they make a commitment.
I hope this helps you date better and let the right person for you rise to the top. Trust your gut feelings and make no apologies for it. Always remember that you have so much to offer.
To your happiness. Cheers.
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