10 Olympic Quotes That Will Inspire You To Become Better at DatingOn by
The Olympics are a time if inspiration. Usually, we’re inspired to excel at a sport-or try a new one. But why not get inspired to date? Here are 10 Olympic quotes that will give you the urge to be the best you can be… at dating.
1. Light the match
“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”
– Mia Hamm (American football player, 2004 Summer Olympics)
You have to be ready for that moment when you see that attractive person just standing a step from you. Don’t hesitate. Your training is all those times you’ve talked to other people, all those dates you’ve been on. You’ve been improving yourself with every passing day, getting more and more ready for your soulmate. When you finally see someone who could be that special someone, go for it.
2. Don’t over-analyze or over-think: just be natural
“When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.”
– Katarina Witt (German figure skater, 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics)
Don’t over-analyze or over-think: just be natural. If you get too worked up on a date, or start thinking about all that can go wrong, you’re just going to psyche yourself out. You’ll feel awkward, and so will your date. Be cool, and just be yourself. Work hard to get that date, but once you’re on it, just forget it’s a date, and remember to have fun.
3. We’re all in the same boat, and that’s a good thing.
“The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, hence worldwide is its essence.”
– Pierre de Coubertin quotes (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894).
We’re all in the same boat, and that’s a good thing. In a way, our search for that special someone is one of the most universal of goals. No matter what country you’re from, or what culture, love is a constant. Everyone wants to find a soulmate – it’s what makes us feel complete.
It is simply human, and that’s what makes it very pure and special.
4. Never doubt that you will find your soulmate.
“When I race my mind is full of doubts – who will finish second, who will finish third?”
– Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics)
Never doubt that you will find your soulmate. Not ending up with Mr. or Ms. Right can’t even be a remote option in your mind. True love should feel inevitable. If you run into a wall in your search, you either go around it, over it, or under it. You go forward. That has to be the one constant as you go-get your way to more dates.
5. The time you spend with someone on a date is yours alone.
“The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.”
– Peggy Fleming (American figure skater, 1968 Winter Olympics)
Dating is as personal as things get. Sure, you’ll tell your best friends about those good dates, and bad dates, but ultimately, the time you spend with someone on a date is yours alone. So don’t let yourself ever feel pressured. Take your friends’ advice, but never do something that you don’t feel comfortable doing. If you have a friend who insists that you try pick up lines in a bar, and you’re not game, then don’t do it. Be yourself, and date for yourself. You’ll have more fun that way.
6. It may sound silly, but you have to practice to get good at dating
“If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement.”
– Andre Agassi, Gold-medal-winning Olympian
It may sound silly, but you have to practice to get good at dating. Yes, dating is supposed to be romantic. And it is… but at the same time, you have to develop your dating skills, because doing things like blowing your date’s socks off don’t happen by accident. You can get lucky or work by gut instinct, but when you happen to get a date with someone who could be your soulmate, you want to make sure that you’ve perfected your technique. You want to get good at making a great first impression. You want to get great at breaking the ice. The better you are, the better your chances of having a great first date, and landing a second.
7. Go for it.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky, hockey player, and Executive Director of the 2002 gold-medal-winning Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team
That cute person that you didn’t have the guts to talk to in the coffee shop? They got away. That interesting girl or guy sitting at the table next to you that you waited and waited to chat up – but didn’t? They too walked off without a word, forever. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. You won’t get that smile that will warm our heart – or that exciting first date. You have to act. But it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just do something – anything – because when you act, things happen. And when you don’t, well, you’re just staying exactly where you don’t want to be.
8. It is very difficult to predict what will happen – so don’t try!
“The Olympics are always a special competition. It is very difficult to predict what will happen.”
– Sergei Bubka (Ukrainian pole vaulter, 1988 Summer Olympics)
Don’t worry about what may happen on a date. Don’t think of negative turns of events, or worst case scenarios. The glass isn’t half empty: it’s half full. In other words, look at uncertainty as something exciting to experience, and not something negative to fear.