October 23, 2012

Top 10 Dating Tips: to Me, from Me. ~ Daniella Rosales-Friedman

What Would You Tell Your 10-year-younger self about dating?

Here’s the Deal:

Most days I’m a yoga teacher, but every day I’m a listener, advice-giver, and post-class love-life-fixer.

After class, students approach me with questions about physical alignment, musical choices and surprisingly, romantic relationships. I can’t tell you why, only that it happens. As more women approach me, I find more and more that I know how to respond.

I say nothing at first, just listen. Then I ask one simple question:

What Would You Tell Your 10-year-younger self about dating?

Here’s what they said:

1. You’re not selfish.

2. You are cool.

 3. That feeling in your gut? It’s right.

4. Mom understands more than you think. You can call her for advice.

5. Take care of yourself.

6. It’s okay to splurge on dinner and clothing.

7. Stop saying “I’m sorry.”

8. Enjoy being single, it’s gonna be like this for a while. But not forever.

9. When you think back to this relationship, remember the good things too.

10. For God’s sake, let your hair grow. Men like it better, and so do you.


Daniella Rosales-Friedman is a Dating Expert, Yoga Teacher and creator of Yoga For The Single Girl workshops in New York City. Daniella celebrates Single Girls at every stage of the dating game, from giddy first date to awkward text-message breakup, and everything in between. She gives her students, clients and friends the same advice: “You’re not going to be single forever. But you’re single now. So why not have some fun?!” Find her yoga teaching at www.daniellavivayoga.com. Find her writing on her blog, The Inside Voice (www.theinsidevoice.net) or writing for Mala Yoga (malayoganycblog.wordpress.com), her beloved home studio in cozy Brooklyn.


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