Rebound to Romance: The Drew Peterson Way

Looking for love this Valentine's Day?  Take a few pointers from a bona fide romance expert: Drew Peterson.

1. Move on. Regardless of your past relationships, there's always a new one on the horizon.  If tragedy should befall you, don't spend years, weeks or even days mourning.  You'll always have time to reflect later.  Now is the time for action!

2. Put yourself out there. It's the only way to meet new people.  Get out of the house.  Have your friends introduce you to people they know.  Hire a publicity firm and go on national television.

3. Explore your options. You don't always need to date the same types of people.  Try someone outside your comfort zone.  Is she half your age?  Should that stop you?

4. Ignore negativity. Don't give in to self-doubt or external pressure.  You're the only one in charge of your dating destiny.  Sometimes, you'll hear negative comments, like when your in-laws might blame you for something horrendous.  Just ignore that.

5. Be vulnerable. The only way to let someone into your heart is if you let down your guard.  When you're comfortable, be sure to share those intimate parts of your life.  A new lover will appreciate you opening up about your first divorce, or your second divorce, or your third wife who ended up drowned in an empty bathtub, or your current wife who is missing under mysterious circumstances.

6. If you love someone, set them free. You should only want to be with someone who wants to be with you.  If she vanishes without a trace and never contacts her family or her children, she's just not that into you.

7. Grow a mustache. Ladies love a 'stache.

Ben Bowman is the NBC5 4:30 a.m. producer and the author of Ben's Breakfast Blog.  He is single.

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