If you’re just entering the dating market after being out of it for quite some time, it’s easy to make all kinds of mistakes.
And that’s okay! Even if you find yourself going out on dates that don’t work out, every date is a learning experience.
That doesn’t mean you have to go through a ton of failures before you get it right. Here are the top dating mistakes that people make and what you can do to make sure you avoid them:
It’s easy to get excited about someone that you’re feeling a connection with and want them to know everything about you and your life. Then word vomit happens and before you know it, you’ve spent most of the night talking about yourself and little about your date.
Take your time when sharing personal information and make sure that you check-in from time to time to ensure that you are asking as many questions as you are answering. You want your date to know that you’re interested in getting to know him and that it’s not all about you.
2: High Expectations
Be careful not to set your expectations so high that your date couldn’t possibly live up to them.
Instead, look at each date as a learning tool. Spending time with new people will help you learn about what you want and don’t want in a relationship. Have fun! Don’t get so caught up in wanting to check all the boxes on your “must-have” dating list that you end up losing out on the possibility that Mister Right might not be Mister Perfect.
3: Moving Too Fast
Dating can be exhausting, not to mention an emotional roller-coaster so it’s easy to see how women may be in a rush to find a compatible partner so they can get off the dating treadmill.
Be careful not to rush things simply because you are tired of the dating scene. You deserve to find a partner that is committed and who shares your core values. Love takes time and finding the perfect partner isn’t always something that happens easily. You owe it to yourself not to settle.