It’s August 29, National Matchmaker Day! Everyone wants to be loved, and sometimes it takes a little work to find “The One.” Here are some of the best dating tips to help make that journey a little easier:
- Attend interesting events. It’s hard to meet new people once you’re an adult, which is why it’s important to wander a little bit. Going to events you might not think to on your own is a great way to meet new people that are not part of your usual social circuit.
- Let friends set you up. Your friends care about you, so trust them not to set you up with disaster dates. If you don’t like it, don’t set up a second date.
- Dating sites. Online dating is one of the most popular way for couples to meet these days. A lot of the work is done when you join a site that caters to your particular interests.
- Make a good impression. Once you set up a meeting, make the effort to make a good impression. Take some time with your appearance, make eye contact, and make good conversation.
- Be open-minded. Don’t limit yourself to a narrow set of criteria. Your special person could come in any type of package.
- Don’t do too much research. Of course you’ll want to ask mutual friends for some info, and of course you’re going to Google, but stop with the basics and allow yourself to form your own opinions.
- Trust your intuition. Always go with your gut; if something doesn’t feel right, trust yourself and don’t go on.
- Learn from the past. History is what shapes us, so learn from past mistakes and successes.
- Keep it short and sweet. The first date, that is. Don’t let it go on too long. You need time to process and decide if you really want to spend more time with this new person.
- Don’t drink too much. Extremely important! You don’t want to lose control or make a bad impression. Plus, drinking will cloud your judgement, and you want to be clear on what you’re thinking and feeling.
Dating can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be horrible. Follow these dating tips and get your happily ever after!
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