Karaoke can make you look foolish. But showing your vulnerabilities can work to make you more popular.
See this excellent post from Barking up the Wrong Tree which suggests ways to improve difficult relationships, including
- Screw up: If you’ve been presenting too perfect an image, it’s time for karaoke.
- Show you care: Apologize for the rain if you have to. Crazy as it sounds, it works.
- Imitate the one you love: Take their perspective and turn into one of those cute old couples.
- Ask for advice: It flatters them and makes you look smarter, not dumber.
- When you apologize, promise to change: It makes a huge difference.
Read the whole thing here.