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Ready to Reset? 10 Dating Tips for 2024

By Andrea McGinty January 22, 2024 Dating

It just may be time to reset the alarm on your dating life. Since we don’t come with factory settings, it’s not as simple as Control ­+ Alt + Delete.

And it’s common knowledge that New Year’s resolutions last… well, not long. In fact, if you even made them – you may have already forgotten them! The majority of people think about resolutions, but don’t actually write them down or actively pursue them. If they do, they’ve gone to the wayside in a few weeks, statistically.

So, here I offer some ideas to think about as you begin 2024:

High Yield Tasks

Elon Musk knows how to prioritize his time and energy on the tasks that have the most impact on his goals. He uses the Pareto Principle to identify the 20% of tasks that generate 80% of the results. Elon fan or not, this guy gets things done.

I teach my clients this method – and yes, while it’s not the same as the Pareto Principle, we eliminate 80% of the time you spend on dating sites/apps by working smarter and using the online dating system to maximize results, instead of frustration.

Half in/Half out

Not all the way committed to dating? I’ll tell you right now – if you’re not seriously looking, don’t waste your time.

Get Off the Fence. Now.

Just listen to Taylor Swift, “Being fearless isn’t being 100% not fearful; it’s being terrified but you jump anyway.”

Look in the Mirror

Not for a Botox check. Dating success begins and ends with you. (Yep, I can give you help, but in the end, it’s going to be your attitude that will bring you the success you want.)

Share Your Goals with Others

Sharing your goals with someone else – a trusted friend or loved one – will make you accountable. Richard Branson is a huge advocate of this – and just look at what this guy has accomplished – while having a blast!

Surround Yourself with People That Are Smart and Positive

The people around you – and their attitude – matter a lot. Enough said!

Have Lunch with a Friend Each Week

Sage advice given to me by my mom who practiced this even with six children around. Going out with friends keeps you fresh, interesting and happy. Ever read any longevity reports or watch the Blue Zone Netflix series? Having friends is key to a happy life. And people want to date happy people.

Be More Interesting

We all have 1440 minutes in the day – what makes each of us different is how we use them. Want unique and informed topics to talk about on dates? Try the free 1440 News that will keep you up to date on unique goings-on in the world. It takes a few minutes each morning – and I’m a daily reader.

Self-Confidence Will Get You… Everywhere

Ok, one last thought from one of my favorite people, Ken Jennings of Jeopardy: “Self-esteem is important because it sets up a powerful cycle of self-growth and willingness to take risks.” Hey, this guy went from a software programmer to Jeopardy super winner to now host of the show and best-selling author. While still being likable.

Don’t Let Information Overwhelm You

Limit media exposure, including whatever’s on your social media feed!

Here’s to a wonderful 2024!

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What will you do differently this year with dating? How will you make yourself accountable? What is it that you really want – a relationship, companionship, marriage?

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I like this author. Too bad I’m tired. This glass half full,
Intelligent, attractive and fun lady is tired. Sometimes I have felt that I’m not living on the same planet as some of these guys. Which leads to my observation that they don’t read what I’ve written. They couldn’t have, because there were no similarities between us. My profiles are funny, yet convey my interests.. eg, I have no sense of direction without Lake Michigan but GPS guides me to my theaters and live music….


I can relate… I am tired too.
The Pickens are slim.


I know it feels that way, Beth. My male clients say the same thing to me. I’m in this every day—-and every week I see someone meet the right person—sometimes more than once a week. So, please know it only takes one…..and stay hopeful. Use the right site and the right photos. Have a good day!

The Author

Andrea McGinty is the founder of It’s Just Lunch dating service. She sold it and founded so she could help singles navigating online dating. In the 2020s, she knows the best way to meet people is through online dating using a professional coach and specializes in singles in their 50s-70s!

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