Dating Advice Inspired by Disney's Princesses
Posted by Casey Nicole on August 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM
We all grew up watching Disney Princesses meet their Prince Charming and fall in love. While the stories are unrealistic and there’s no such thing as a perfect Prince Charming, it’s possible to create your own happily ever after. If your fairy tale involves meeting Mr. Right, then follow our dating advice inspired by Disney Princesses.
Be Home Before Midnight
In the early stages of a relationship, it’s a great idea to follow Cinderella’s advice and make it home early. While you might be tempted to head to his place, or even just spend the entire party talking to him until everyone’s heading home, resist the urge. The idea behind departing before midnight means you leave him wanting more. You’ll maintain a little mystery and he’ll be dying to see you again.
Maintain your Social Life
It’s especially important during the “honeymoon” phase of a relationship to continue nurturing your other friendships. Too often do we get caught up in dating a new guy that we don’t realize just how much time passes without a girl’s night. Just like Snow White, we shouldn’t give up our friends once we fall in love. Speaking of the Dwarves, don’t ditch your male friends either. If he’s got a problem with your guy friends, then he might just be the jealous type.
Remember Body Language
When Ariel loses her voice to Ursula, she has to rely on her body language to engage Prince Eric. It would be hilarious and kind of creepy if you just stopped talking to your guy, but you should take into consideration what your body language conveys. Try mirroring his movements to subconsciously let him know you’re interested.
Even Tough Guys Need a Little Help
We should all take a cue from Disney’s resident bad-ass Princess, Mulan. She’s probably my favorite princess because, in the end, she ends up saving the day. It’s obvious your guy is smitten if he’s cooking you dinners, fixing your car, and other little things. Return the favor and offer him a little help sometimes, too. Balance is an important part of successful relationships, so make sure you’re reminding your guy just how much you appreciate his efforts.
But Let Him Work For it, Too
While the thought of playing a Damsel in Distress sounds a little too ridiculous for me, the thought of my guy behaving like Prince Charming doesn’t sound too bad. Chivalry isn’t dead, so make sure your beau knows it. If you feel like you’re the one planning all the dates, tell your guy the tables are turning. Let your guy plan and treat you to a romantic date. Allowing him to do all the work will leave you feeling a little like royalty.
Who was your favorite Disney Princess? Let us know how she inspires you by leaving a comment below!