One of the most important things you can do when dating is to exude confidence. Confidence is attractive, and it will communicate to your date that you’re comfortable in your own skin. If you’re not naturally confident, own your inner power and show up as your true authentic self. Let the real you shine through.
Don’t Play Games
When it comes to dating, honesty is always the best policy. Don’t play games or try to lead someone on; just be upfront about what you’re looking for and what you want out of the relationship. Being honest from the beginning will save you a lot of time and heartache in the long run. Not to mention, it’ll also give you and your date a better chance of finding someone who you’re truly compatible with. I remember chatting with someone on a dating app and we had a call, but after we spoke there was something that didn’t sit right with me. Instead of dragging it out I was upfront and shared that I didn’t think we gelled and I wished him all the best for the future. That gut feeling is everything!!
Confidence and honesty are important, but so is being yourself as outlined in the first point. You want to find someone who loves you for who you are, not who you pretend to be (the mask will always fall off at some point)! So go into every date with the intention of just having fun and getting to know someone new. If a relationship develops from there, great! If not, no worries—you’ve still had a good time and maybe made a new friend.
Join social or hobby groups
Doing things you enjoy is a great way to meet like-minded people. Whether you’re into hiking, painting, or bowling, there are probably tons of groups in your area that do what you love. And who knows? The person you have the most in common with just might be your soulmate. The key point here is to get out and about. Try out new things that you may not usually engage with, and explore. Even if that means going solo.
Get set up by friends
Although this option can be a little bit awkward, it can also be very rewarding. Ask your friends if they know anyone they could set you up with, and go on some blind dates. You never know—the love of your life could be just around the corner. There was someone at work once who I had a bond with and one day we were speaking and they said “so you are single now and I can set you up?” I was like “yes please!” Be open to the possibilities and don’t keep yourself stuck in a box (so to speak).
Dating can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! By following one or more of these tips, you can set yourself up for success on your next date. Just remember to relax and be yourself – the rest will fall into place. There are no guarantees, but who knows where things could lead.
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