Dos and donts to dating
A key bit of dating advice here – preparation is an absolute must.Knowing even just a little bit about your date beforehand will give you all the conversation starters you’ll need to keep those awkward silences at bay.
Steer your conversation away from the negatives and keep your conversation upbeat and positive, it will make you seem more interesting and fun to be with.The trick is to be politely brutal, after all, you have an idea of what you do and don’t want in your future partner so why entertain someone who you’re not interested in? So here is a bunch of stuff that I would have appreciated when I started out on my online adventure – and it really is an adventure.DO get to know the person as well you can via email before deciding to take things further. Even if any of it’s true you’ll sound like a try-hard-preneur. Fine, but don’t go on about how you’re a genius entrepreneur and about to buy your first Lamborghini. Showing initiative is fine, but remember – you’re two people on a date – neither of you should be making every decision about where to go or what to do. Ahead of a big date, you might find that everyone from your best friend to your great grandmother is keen to offer you some dating advice, and with so many different opinions flying about it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t do.
But don’t worry – we’ve collated the very best dating advice with our top dating do’s and don’ts.
Hide distractions such as phones and tablets from yourself, switch off from the world and enjoy the company of someone new.
In the early stages of dating, you should always meet your date somewhere public such as a popular restaurant or a bustling bar.
Questions like, “What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
After a string of dating disasters and truly forgettable blind dates with friends of friends, I was ready to chuck in the towel, buy a cat and surrender to the fact that I am a forever singleton.
But after several months of bullying – sorry, I mean peer pressure – I finally gave in to joining the online dating game.