So, you’re planning on going out on a few dates and have committed to the dating process.
You’re going in with an open heart and mind and you’re determined to find a partner who shares your values and wants the same things in life.
Are you ready for the dating scene?
Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your dates:
* Don’t Be Afraid of Online Dating *
Many people are still on the fence when it comes to online dating. Perhaps they’ve heard horror stories from friends who struggled through bad dates, or maybe they’re afraid of putting themselves out there.
Online dating sites can be incredibly useful tools when it comes to expanding your outreach and getting connected with potential partners that you may not otherwise meet. It’s also a great way to test the waters and improve your communication skills before you go out.
With online dating, you’re able to have a genuine conversation with someone without any strings attached. There’s no awkwardness that may come from a face-to-face conversation if you discover that the guy isn’t compatible.
* Know Your Deal Breakers *
We all have them; those traits we just aren’t interested in, or things we absolutely don’t want in a partner.
It’s important to know what yours are so you can avoid wasting precious time.
* Trust Your Gut *
Women have great intuition when we listen to our gut. Our instincts will guide us if we stay in tune with our thoughts and feelings. If there’s a red flag, don’t ignore it.
* Really Listen *
The art of listening is underestimated by many people. People get caught up in conversation but they’re not really tuned in to what the other person is saying.
Be attentive and genuinely listen to what your date is willing to share with you. Don’t just sit through the conversation but react according to what he’s saying and don’t be afraid to let your guard down.