Dating can be confusing, as well as intimidating these days. There are a plethora of different tips and advice out there, which can leave you wondering what the best action to take is. That’s why, in this post, the best tips have been rounded up into one, to help you grow your confidence and move forward with dating.
#1 Figure out what you want
Depending on whether you are looking for a long-term relationship or just a little fun, it is a good idea to have an intention before you put yourself out there. This will dictate where you look for new people to connect with, as well as ensure the intention is mutual. For casual chats, you may consider chat line numbers. For long-term relationships, you may consider heading out into town.
#2 Be yourself
Whatever persona you think is better, and you put on for the first date, is only something you will have to keep up throughout the entire dating process. Be real and raw from the start, and that way, if you are looking for a relationship, you’ll know that the other person likes you for you, and you can be more comfortable. Of course, you may not be fully comfortable, as dating requires you to be much more open to new experiences and vulnerable, but when you are yourself, you ease some of the nerves that come with it.
#3 Meet in a public place that you feel comfortable with
This part is twofold. It is first important to meet in a public place, as this will ensure that your date feels much more safe and comfortable meeting you and can relax. Secondly, make sure you meet somewhere you feel comfortable. This will help reduce the nerves that you may already feel, and help you take more control over the date. When you go somewhere you are familiar with, you are more likely to relax and act yourself, which is much more attractive on a date.
It can be easy to keep the communication online, especially with everything being on platforms nowadays, but it is important if you want to move forward with dating, you put yourself out there and head out into public to meet in real life.
#4 Don’t overthink it
It is easy to try and plan what you will do, what you will say, how you will flirt, and what games you will play (e.g. you don’t want to come across too needy). If possible, try to release expectations and overthink, and let the date flow as naturally as possible. Of course, it might be handy to prepare some conversation starters in case things get a bit quiet, but apart from that, be confident in your ability to date and use your natural charms instead. Try to treat the date as if you are meeting a friend.
There are many top tips when it comes to dating, but these are some of the most important, and foundational for moving forward and being successful.