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Jess Day's Awkward Girl's Guide to Dating

Aug 21 2014 - 6:00am

Didn't anyone tell you that awkward [1] is the new cool? We have Zooey Deschanel [2]'s lack of coordination and quirky comments to thank for that. The adorkable actress has had love affairs and breakups happen for her both on the screen and in real life. Somehow Zooey has managed to make dealing with relationships totally relatable. With New Girl [3]'s fourth season premiering Sept. 16, we can't wait to see what happens to Jess's dating life now that she's back on the market [4]. While we patiently wait to learn Jess's fate, we can garner a few love lessons from her. Check out Jess Day's awkward girl's guide to dating.

Embrace your quirks.

If somebody doesn't like you for who you are, then that person probably isn't worth dating.

Let your adoration be known.

Do you want someone? Well that lucky crush won't know unless you let it be known.

Sometimes you need a drink to loosen up.

The awkward people of the world often have limited social skills. There's nothing like a little liquid courage to give you some confidence.

If that drink happens to be before noon, nobody's judging.

It helps you loosen up, OK?

Work with what you've got.

Sometimes you have to get creative . . . black string is lingerie, right?

When someone breaks your heart, do whatever makes you feel better.

May that be cramming your face with ice cream and listening to Taylor Swift [5] all day.

Body language can be challenging.

But that doesn't mean you can't still show your affection.

Share important news with the one you love.

Got a raise? Your sister is getting married? Whatever it is, keep your significant other in the loop.

Every guy doesn't have to be your forever guy.

Sometimes you need a little fling, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Bangs can be your secret weapon.

What Zooey lacks in sex appeal she makes up for in perfectly maintained fringe.

Don't be afraid to ask for advice.

Need relationship advice? Ask for it . . . even if you have to do it in your own strange way.

Stay positive.

Dating can be really hard. Even when you're down, think happy thoughts.

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