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Why It’s Really Amazing To Date Someone Who Loves Movies

Why It’s Really Amazing To Date Someone Who Loves Movies

I absolutely love to watch movies. I can laugh about Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber and I am excited whenever I listen to Yoda’s wisdom in Star Wars. For a long time I interpreted my movie addiction as a weakness. I thought that watching a lot of movies was a waste of time. Today I know that every second I spent watching aliens bashing the human race helped me to become good at the dating game.

I didn’t waste my time. I wasn’t crazy for thinking that you can learn more for life by listening to Yoda’s grammatically incorrect wisdom than by going to college for four years. In fact, I found out that my love for movies helped me to become the amazing boyfriend that I am today. Let’s have a look at the reasons why watching at least one blockbuster before your next date can be all that is needed for the girl you are dating to think that you are the love of her life.

They are ready for an adventure

The typical stereotype that people have in mind when they think about someone who loves movies is a lazy guy on a couch who eats pizza all day long. Well, that stereotype can’t be any further from the truth.

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People who love to watch movies are not lazy. They are adventurous and they are open for new experiences. My first trip to Thailand was actually inspired by Hangover 2. Today I am in a happy relationship with the girl of my dreams. I met her in Thailand.

They actually enjoy movie nights

I am pretty sure that I am not the only person on earth who hates clubs. The loud music, the drunk people and the superficial atmosphere are nothing for me. I rather enjoy staying in with a girl I like and enjoying a nice dinner with a good movie.

In case you also prefer cuddling on the couch over loud house music and senseless party conversations, you should definitely date someone who loves movies. While a lot of introverted people have the problem that their partner wants to go out every weekend, you don’t have this problem when you date a movie lover.

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They know how to flirt

Have you ever been on a date with someone and you just didn’t know what to talk about? I think we’ve all experienced such a situation. You pick at your food, you say nothing and you hope that the time goes past. It’s terrible, but it’s also avoidable by dating someone who loves movies.

Whenever I dated a girl who is into movies I never had to face those dreaded moments of silence. There are basically two reasons for that. On the one hand, you always have to talk about something, even if it is just the latest George Clooney movie. On the other hand, movie lovers know how to flirt.

Watching countless conversations between Brad Pitt and several beautiful actresses gave me flirting skills that I haven’t had before. Believe it or not, but saying “I might be the outlaw, but you are the one stealing my heart” can actually work.

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They reveal a lot about themselves

What’s the number one reason why you are on a date with someone? You want to get to know this person. While it can be quite difficult to find out if someone is marriage material or a crazy psychopath, it’s a lot easier when you are dating a movie love.

The truth is that the movies that we watch reveal who we are. If you are on a date with someone who absolutely loves to watch comedy and action movies, you can confidently assume that he or she is a fun person and open for some adventures. If you, however, date someone who is totally into horror movies, you might want to reconsider the idea of ending up in a relationship with this person.

They believe in true love

Yes, people who love movies are creative and open for an adventurous time, but they also believe in love. When you date someone who loves to watch movies, especially romantic movies, chances are high that he or she believes in true love.

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Some people would call that being naive. I call it not being willing to give up. There are already too many people out there who have given up on love. Finding a movie enthusiast who believes in the true love that is portrait in Hollywood movies can be quite invigorating. It’s up to you if you do everything in your power to experience this true love.

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Last Updated on August 16, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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