So, the New Year has arrived, you're single and ready to meet your special someone.  Why not resolve to make 2013 the year that YOUR personal status changes from 'single' to 'in a relationship'.  Sounds easy enough, but is it really? Here's our take: New Year's resolutions often fail because they are either unrealistic and/or too difficult to maintain throughout the year. The solution? Make this year's dating resolutions both bold AND achievable at the same time.  Here are 7 simple but effective New Year’s dating resolutions that will help lead you to a lasting relationship in 2013: 1.  Be proactive: good things in life don’t necessarily come to those that wait. Putting yourself out there and meeting some new people is an essential element of finding someone special. 2.  Be positive: everyone wants to be with someone positive and fun. Practice your smile, and avoid negative topics once you have met someone new and interesting. 3.  Be the person you want to meet: in the world of matchmaking, likes often attract likes. Seek out activities and interests where you will find like minded people and your chances of meeting someone special will increase. 4.  Be bold: lose your fear of rejection and try approaching someone new when you are out with friends. You will be surprised by how positive the reaction will be to a friendly smile and ‘hello’ to a stranger. 5.  Mix it up: doing the same ‘ole things and expecting different results is a recipe for frustration; try going out in a new neighbourhood or a new restaurant/lounge; or go shopping in a new part of town. 6.  Forget the past and don’t stress about the future: when it comes to meeting someone new, think of every occasion as a fresh opportunity to connect with someone interesting. And when you do strike up a connection, keep it positive and fun… tell a funny holiday story! 7.  Hire a professional: you wouldn't buy a house without some professional help, so why not try a professional dating service to help you in your search for a compatible relationship partner. Professional Matchmaking firms such as Executive Search Dating are bustling with high quality singles who are eager to meet some new people this year. Call us today at 604-462-8743 to find out more!