Dating Tips


Need some dating advise, here are a few tips to get you started

Planning Ahead

You should plan your date ahead of time, because while waiting until the last minute may make things spontaneous, it can quickly spell disater. Plan your date in advance, determine expectations and make sure that your date is in agreement with the plans. Know how to get there, if there is sufficient parking, the weather, when things are open, etc. Look like you know what you are doing and how to make things happen.

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Keep It Light

Plan your dates to be positive and that you both can share in, without it being too awkward or embarrassing. Selecting an atmosphere your date will find appealing. Whatever the activity, don't just sit and talk about your exes, work, troubled kids, etc. These are conversation topics which will come later if the relationship progresses.

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Present Company

Surround yourself with people who will support you and your dating goals. Don’t sabotage your confidence by hanging out with friends who are negative about love and relationships. Attend social functions frequented by singles and like minded individuals.

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Take Care of Yourself

Strive to look your best. Get fit and start a diet, being healthy is being attractive. Keeping yourself well groomed will make you feel better about yourself and others will sense that. Your increased confidence is attractive and will probably attract dates to you.

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Leave A Little Mystery

Never be too available. People like a little mystery. The thrill of the chase when dating will keep them coming to you. The longer the chase, the more opportunities for love to blossom. Also, do not sleep with your dates early on to keep a part of the mystery alive. Your emotions may not have time to catch up if the chemistry peaks too early and the relationship may disolve.

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Fake it till you make it

If being shy or not knowing what to say is an issue, remember the expression to fake it 'till you make it. Remember, you are marketing yourself to your date and should present the most positive side of yourself. It is similar to a job interview, in that you get dressed for success and put your best foot forward. Bring your confidence out, front and center even if you have to fake it. Be careful not to be too cocky, else it can quickly be perceived as showing off.

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Know What You Want

Think about what you have to gain from dating and what kind of timeframe you expect for progress. Do you see yourself married with kids in 5 years? If you do, then approach dating accordingly. If you are laid back and not take dating seriously then be honest to yourself and ask yourself questions about why you are dating and what you hope to achieve. Also, be honest and upfront with your dates to avoid confustion.

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Fresh Dressed, Like a Million Bucks

Go shopping, treat yourself to new clothes and maybe a whole new look. Don't try to be someone you’re not. However you should emphasize your strengths and accentuate your positives. Get your image right, an image that flatters you. Your date will appreciate that you demonstrated some effort and you will feel a million times better about yourself.

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Be Prepared

Be prepared for dating. If you really want to succeed, you should be ready to commit. Half-heartedness doesn't work. So, if you really want to date, put some effort into it. Research and think about what you want out of dating and a relationship. Prepare yourself for the inevitable rejection we all face at some point and commit not to give up if something doesn't happen the way you planned.

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Take Time Off

Occasionally take time off from dating if it’s not going too well. Take some time to recharge and keep your optimism and confidence high. Rough patches happen, but don’t let it take the fun out of dating. Dating is supposed to be fun, so keep it light and take breaks if necessary.

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Socially Active

Get out there and do things, join clubs, groups, societies, sports events, anything that might help you meet other people. The only way to meet people is to be around other people. Networking is the best way to meet love interests naturally.

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Talking about the Ex

When out on a date, or begin a relationship, one should refrain from talking about your Ex boyfriend or girlfriend. This is a major turn off for most people and it reflects poorly on you. So, especially on a first date, keep the conversation positive and light. Remember, you are also trying to have a good time and should not spoil it by bringing your Ex along for the conversation.

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Enjoy Dating

Dating is meeting people and socializing to spend time in the company of other individuals who may play a bigger role in your life in the future. Most people have something interesting to offer. While you may not be looking for new friends, you may well find one or two close friends where you never expected.

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Be Realistic

Choose potential partners you have a likely chance of dating. Be realistic. In other words, your dating is based on how you present yourself and your personality. If you are looking to date someone charming, trendy, and gorgeous, great! Just understand that others will expect you to be the same. You should be looking for your personal match.

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Listen

Listening is always important. It shows your interest level. You should always know your date better at the end of the date than you did in the beginning. Your date would be greatful for the attention.

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