I’m sure many of you know who Regis Philbin is. From his time as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host to his daily presence on Live With Regis And Kelly, Regis has been such a big personality in the limelight for nearly five decades. Every time you see this A-type personality, he seems to fill the room with his aurora. Of course, he always has to say something loudly like, “Regis is here!”
That kind of presence itself is enough to make the people around him feel loved and comfortable. It’s for reasons like these that the millions of people watching him on television over the years have been such huge fans and admirers. While it’s sad to say that he’s leaving the Regis and Kelly show after 28 years as its co-host, there are many things daters and anyone in general can learn from this celebrity. No, I’m not saying you need to become such a big personality and television celebrity to become successful with online dating. Rather, there are many bits and pieces of his demeanor and life that we can model after to build better versions of ourselves.
Here are some My eHarmony Login tips on using the Regis personality to your dating advantage:
Always Make People Feel Comfortable Around You
Watch at least part of this video of Regis on the David Letterman show:
Sure, these guys do have good chemistry together, as if they were an old married couple as one of the YouTubers commented, but a lot of it has to do with Regis’ comforting personality. Because Regis has such a positive outlook on life, he creates that ripple effect that spreads to all the people around him. I wanted to post a video of the Katie Couric interview that aired last night, as Regis’ interactions with Katie was an excellent example of his comforting personality, but unfortunately ABC doesn’t allow for video embedding.
Basically, you need to be comfortable in your own shoes if you want to make people around you feel comfortable as well. Loosen that tie around your neck or unbutton the top button of your blouse and be yourself. Even if you’re talking to a new date or some random stranger, talk to them like you’re chatting with your best buddy. Doing that alone will show lots of natural confidence.
Be A Good Listener
Despite being such a big personality, Regis is a really good listener. Taking a page from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, Regis is always genuinely interested in what the other person has to say. It’s one thing to always have something to say to keep a conversation flowing, but sometimes, you just need to stop talking and listen to what people have on their minds.
Grow Into The “You” You Want To Be
Believe it or not, Regis actually wasn’t this outspoken and outgoing all his life. When he was in high school, as much as Regis wanted to be an entertainer, he didn’t have the self-confidence to get up on stage and sing or perform at a school play. It wasn’t until in Marine training that his drill sergeant said that Regis had everything going for him, yet his self-confidence issues were holding him back. That really got to him and eventually, he became the man we all know in love.
Remember, however, that it wasn’t like overnight that Regis made his transformation. Instead, he took small, gradual steps to become that person. Consistency is key.
So what does that say for everyday people like us? We can become confident, comforting personalities as long as we work towards that goal bit by bit every single day. Before we know it, our lives have changed for the better