To celebrate the publication of our first-ever book, The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, we’re re-running the original series that inspired it, and having writer Maude Standish bravely road test the book’s expanded tasks and tips. So follow along, chart your own progress, and find out everything else you need to know to forget he-who-shall-not-be-named!
Calmly Move On (Or at Least Look Like It)
Today, you will make eye contact with an attractive man while walking to work, driving, or paying for gum at the 7-Eleven. When you’ve locked eyes, smile at him. Nine times out of 10 he’ll probably smile back, but if you get a dud, smile at the next hot piece. This is called flirting, which you might have forgotten all about while you were upset about what’s-his-name.
As the cute guys pass by you right and left — in business suits, skater pants, polo shirts, or dark designer jeans — enjoy the scenery, because you’re back in action. Even if you’re not ready to date yet, you’ve done work on yourself. You’ve enjoyed your space. It’s called moving forward, and by smiling at a boy today, you’ll be doing exactly that. Congratulations.