If you’re looking for a legitimate relationship, or even just a summer/winter fling, you may be in need of a few dating tips that will completely transform your love life and the way you view dating because, let’s be honest, relationships nowadays seem to be even harder than they were before. Below, you’ll find a list of these tips.
TOP 1: Look Beyond the Bar
It’s always nice to stand at the bar, lean over a little bit, and have the man next to you offer you a drink. The thing is that many people are content with being hit on and expect to find their perfect match at the other end of a rum and coke. The truth is, though, that you can find love in pretty much any setting; so, you shouldn’t close your eyes to what’s right in front of you. Pay attention to the cashier at the grocery store, the man or woman you bump into on the street, etc. You can even let your friends set you up! While this is often frowned upon because sometimes blind dates are especially ineffective, you never know what could happen so just go for it. Worse comes to worse, it’ll make for a really funny story.
Essentially, you shouldn’t let yourself get into a rut. If you’re always looking for men at the same place, you’re likely to find the same types of men as well and there’s probably a reason why it didn’t work out with the last one, right?
TOP 2: Consider Dating Your Friends
Like the aforementioned statement, you never know what’s right in front of you. We often overlook people because they’re just friends, also known as the “friendzone” but some of the absolute best relationships begin from a place of friendship. Besides, dating your friend means that you’ll be dating someone who already knows about your past experiences, your family, etc. You don’t have to go through the “getting to know each other” phase.
TOP 3: Make a Good First Impression
It’s well known that a first impression is absolutely everything. You can decide if you want to be with a person or if you’re compatible with him or her from the first twelve minutes of your date. This means that you should stay away from your phone, keep eye contact, and interact with the person sitting across from you. Also, you need to make sure that you’re actually into a person or else putting effort into a perfect date will be rather useless.
TOP 4: Don’t Overshare
This can be especially hard when you feel comfortable with someone. They’ll ask about your family and you’ll want to spill all of the gory details but be sure not to do this because it can really put the other person off and give them negative vibes.
Whether it’s oversharing or dating a friend, be sure to step out of your current comfort zone if you’re trying to put yourself out there. It could be that you’ve fallen into a rut and if that’s the case, just try something new. Don’t go to the bar on a Thursday night; instead, try going to a cafe and talk to the person who sits next to you. You never know where your life will go.