Dating Do’s

Dating can be fun
and exciting but getting involved with the
wrong person can destroy your life. How do
you put the odds in your favor when dating?
I have broken down the Rules of
Dating to help you find that special person.

1. Do relax and have fun. Dating is
supposed to be fun so make it fun. Choose
activities that you both love so you can relax,
laugh and enjoy. If you think dating is
miserable, then don’t do it.

2. Do groom yourself before your date.
Make sure you are freshly showered, have
fresh breath and have an outfit on that
flatters you. Save your crazy or overly sexy
outfits for when you get to know the person
better.

3. Do Listen. Listening is more important than
talking. Ask your date lots of questions and
hone in on similar interests. Don’t brag
about yourself constantly because that is the
ultimate turn-off.

4. Compliment your date. If you think your
date looks nice, say so. Don’t focus on your
date’s imperfections; focus on their good
points. If it looks like your date took time to
get ready, compliment them by letting them
know.

5. Be positive. Don’t complain on your date.
Nobody wants to hear how miserable you
are. A poor attitude can destroy a date
faster than anything.

6. Be honest and upfront. If the date didn’t
click, tell your partner that you will have to
think about it and that you will contact them
again if you are interested.

7. Be proactive. You need to take the
initiative to meet people to date. Practice
flirting, smile, be friendly and make eye
contact. This will show people you are
available and will increase your chances of
being asked out.

8. Do date creatively. Don’t go to the movies
where you can’t talk or get to know your date
better. Go to dinner, bowling and then a
movie or go horseback riding, hiking or to an
arts or music festival.

9. Do let your friends and family know you
are dating.
You never know when someone
you know may try playing matchmaker for
you. It may or may not work out but you
should be open to meeting someone new.
10. Do be polite and have manners. Offer to
pay for all or half of the date even if you are
a woman. Say “please” and “thank you”
and be respectful of the other person’s
feelings.

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