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Dating in Miami: Six Things You're Doing All Wrong, According to Local Expert Nikki Novo

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Novo is the founder of the Love Club, a group life-coaching course for singles seeking real love in the rough-and-tumble world of dating. Held at the Standard Spa in Miami Beach, the three-part dating workshop helps locals navigate the ever-finicky mating scene in Miami, answering burning questions like "Do I really have to wear a tight dress to score a dude in Miami?" and "Do I have to leave this city to find love?"

Tonight, Novo's first workshop focuses on the person who's really sabotaging your love life, the one person who's keeping you from finding and maintaining that perfect, healthy relationship. (News flash: It's you.) "The classes are to see the fun in dating and make dating more durable and more fit for your lifestyle so that it works for you," Novo says.

And she's no Patti Stanger. (Bandage dresses and full hair and makeup to impress a guy? Get real.) Novo supports dressing for yourself and not for the guy, an idea that would leave the explosive star of Millionaire Matchmaker fuming through her nose and ears faster than she can say, "Show some more cleavage." Novo's simple approach to dating is refreshing in that it all starts with you, because hey, guess what, girl? You're also the one to blame for why you're still single and unlucky in love.

If your love life (or lack thereof) has you at the point of collecting cats off the street, leave your checklist at the door and, please, stay in those jeans and T-shirt. Novo gave us the lowdown on all the things women might be doing wrong in their approach to dating.

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Vanessa Martin