Dating Makeover Challenge: From Ice to Nice, Day 3

It’s day three of our College Dating Makeover Challenge, From Ice to Nice. That means we’re halfway to being more approachable!

For those of you just joining us, this week the experts from The College Crush are going to share with you daily videos with simple challenges to help you go from shy to getting noticed.  In a good way. (Not, in this sorta way.) First they challenged you to put on a happy face. Yesterday, it was all about eye contact.

Today’s Challenge: Ban PDT (Public Displays of Technology) with Jewels from @techromanceblog and Techromance Tuesday on The College Crush.

Now, let’s be honest for a second. In this day and age, everyone is hyper-connected so it’s become totally normal and expected to be texting and calling and Facebooking no matter where we are and who we’re with. But how are you supposed to apply the basics (smile + eye contact) when you’re constantly looking at your stinkin’ phone?!

Here is what our techromance expert has to say:

Normally I support technology and definitely think it help fuel connections during the dating process. Who doesn’t love sext messaging, thoughtful emails and that epic moment when your honey changes their status from single to “in a relationship” on Facebook?

But sometimes technology can also create a wall that we hide behind–just look in any library and coffee shop and you’ll see faces buried in smartphones, laptops and Kindles instead of chatting and flirting with other people. This horrible trend is even finding its way into bars.

If you want to start “crushing” it in the dating scene my advice is to ban PDT: public displays of technology. Guys will appreciate your thinking outside the inbox and enjoy the more fun and laidback vibe you project when you’re having fun in the moment. Plus you’ll realize it’s so much more fun looking into someone’s eyes instead of your iPhone.
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So let’s do this! Smile, make eye contact and keep that phone in your purse. Then share your experiences in the comments section! At the end of the week, we’ll randomly choose one commenter to win a free one hour one-on-one session with the Dating Makeover Coach herself, Kira Sabin, to get to the nitty gritty of what isn’t working and what is.

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