February is all about romance, isn’t it? With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re all thinking about our relationships. Valentine’s Day is so much sweeter when you have someone to treat and be treated by. Cue the woo-ing. If anyone knows how to woo a prince, it’s our favorite Disney princesses. These gals seem to get the guys, and there’s stuff we can learn from their winning ways. From Rapunzel with her frying pan, to Cinderella with her disappearing act, there is some solid relationship insight to be had in these ladies’ stories, if you just pay attention. Here’s a few fun, funny and possibly surprising ideas for how to woo your Valentine like a Disney princess.
Be Sure to SmileWhen you don’t have anything nice to say … smile! Ariel had literally nothing to say, because her voice was stolen. But rather than make a show of weeping, she made a good impression with a winning smile. This tip comes in handy when you are a fish out of water and find yourself on HIS turf for any length of time. A smile is a powerful tool.
Believe in LoveTrust your gut. You may be in an unlikely place, with an unlikely partner, but your own heart is familiar territory. Nobody wants to be wooed by a princess who spends all her time predicting how and why the relationship will fail. If you don’t believe in the magic, then why should anyone else?
Be Skeptical, Not CynicalTiana is no fool. She’s not gullible. She knows what she wants, but she isn’t cynical. She’s willing to suspend her doubt for just long enough, but she’s going to require proof. Her practical “show me the money” wooing-style gives her prince an instant agenda to work off of. He’s got to get his story straight, present it to her, and convince her. Who’s wooing now? Well done Tiana.
Don’t Be ShallowBelle’s wooing magic has to do with her uncanny ability to see right past physical flaws and into the Beast’s soul. She KNOWS him. He knows she knows him. Not only does she know him, but she lets him know all the good she sees in him – good that other’s are too shallow to see. She’s got some deep soul-searching wooing juju that works well on the broody types. Just be sure they really are beauties at the core and not beasts through and through!
Let Nature Take Its CourseSometimes one thing leads to another, and it would be so easy to question it, wouldn’t it? Or … like Pocahontas, you could accept that nature has a plan. There’s so many patterns in nature and so much beauty. I call this the organic woo. It’s refreshing, because it is the opposite of controlling. This may be the wooing technique that works for you if you are the earthy type.
Take a Second Look at the Boy Next DoorSometimes the object of your wooing-affection is so close, you can hardly see them. How do you go from brother to lover status without taking a super long nap as the result of an evil spell? It does help to take a break. When you come back with fresh eyes, you may find that your former third grade best friend is a lot hotter than you remembered. How did you not see it before? Woo ON!
Don’t Be Too TransparentCinderella was full of secrets and surprises. She literally disappeared, leaving nothing but her clear slippers behind for the prince to track her down with. Cinderella’s genius wooing strategy was tapping into the urge we all have to solve a mystery. Here’s this girl who’s clearly not a diva, dressed in royal garb. Then poof! … she’s gone? There’s no way that prince is forgetting her. She wasn’t calculating about the mystery, just a bit reserved. This really worked for her, and it could work for you too. Save your life story for later; end your date on a cliffhanger.