On a very personal note I am not attached and have a hard time finding men who treat me the way I want to be treated. I talk to my Dad about it a lot because I tend to date guys like my Dad. It is not a good thing. Do not get me wrong I am Daddy’s girl and I love my Daddy to death. But my Dad has his traits I can live without (showing up hours late and more) if I am choosing my man. So I go to Dad to try to figure out how to get what I want. His advice is always simple and the same.
You first have to treat yourself the way you want to be treated.
I know people hear this all the time; love yourself first. My Dad says take it to a level more than just your feelings. You have to date yourself. So that I what I have decided to do. Quite literally. I plan on taking myself out, getting pretty just for me, and maybe even buying me gifts =). Now I am terrified of taking myself out but Dad says it is important to learn how to be by yourself. So for my first date I plan on taking myself to the museum.
I adore all visual art so I plan on taking myself to the Art Institute of Chicago for their free Thrusdays night. Yes, free! See I am even a cheap date :-)!