Modern dating can be a minefield, the rule book has been thrown out the window and things have changed. The dating landscape is more relaxed and the traditions that used to exist have gotten less common. If you are trying to find love in 2021, here are some tips to follow to help you navigate the ever-changing world of dating.
A place to meet people
Seeing other people often can be probably the most difficult parts of dating. The days of meeting up in bars or at night are being phased out and instead, people are swiping right or checking online profiles before really meeting someone else. Online dating has some great advantages, you can narrow your search for potential dates to people you think you would have a genuine relationship with. To people who share the same hobbies as you and have the same interests. You can then decide if it is a good idea to go on an actual date. You can even spend time talking to someone and getting to know them, which will make you feel more comfy when you meet. That said do not rule out meeting people in real life either, broaden your search. That doesn’t suggest you must start chatting to strangers at the bar, there most likely are quite a lot of them perfect man in your locale Gym, sports club, or book club. You will not get splash reading the words of the profile off the screen.
Remember a first date is not an audience wedding. This is the time to be yourself and have fun. The goal of the first date is to get to know someone better and choose if you like their company. You do not need their life story and you do not need to share yours either, just keep it light and have fun. Pick a place you know you’ll feel comfy in, a place where you can relax and have fun in one another’s company. If you choose the right place, the date will likely go more smoothly and with less stress.
Even if the first date is not an audition, make sure to ask questions. Failure to do so will make you appear disinterested and even self-obsessed. Asking questions also tends to make a good first impression, as does clean clothes and a shower beforehand. Just saying. Oh and try not to be glued to your smartphone the entire date, nothing says turn it off like watching your date scroll on Facebook.
If you say you will call…
Granted calling someone to set up another date is very 2000 by now but the principles apply. If you say you are going to call, or rather text, your date, then do it. Even if it is to let them know that really, you do not think another date would be such a good idea. Be an adult and do not tie them up, let them know early before any feelings can get hurt. You never know, they might feel the same way.