Have you considered going mobile in your quest to find love? Recently, I was interviewed to discuss the pros and cons of dating during the time of smart phones. Apparently, online dating isn't the only high-tech option for singles to meet each other anymore.
DATING ADVICE AND TIPS
I recently went on a "date" with a friend's cousin. We hit it off, but whether it was romantic or platonic was unclear. At the end of our drawn out lunch, I pondered our chemistry with optimism and looked forward to our next date ... that is, until I received a follow-up text a few hours later that read: "I had a great time. It was really nice talking to you, and now I've decided to try online dating. Can you help me with my profile?"
When a man whistles at you, how does that make you feel? According to the Daily Mail, an old-fashioned wolf whistle encourages 38 percent of women to stick to their diets and 54 percent of those asked admitted they loved receiving one. Clearly many women think it's flattering.
These days, with the divorce rate hovering close to 50%, the likelihood of dating a man with children is pretty high. As I discuss in Dating the Divorced Man, dating a divorced dad has many unique challenges that you won’t face with childless men. However, don’t be too quick to toss out that cute dad’s phone number, as each divorced dad is different and you may find one you really connect with.
If you’re frustrated with the dating scene because you can’t find true love, it’s time to date differently. You could try a different online dating service, you could try going on different types of dates and you could try different Meetup groups.
Many divorcees ask the question, “How long should I wait before dating after divorce?” The answer varies for each individual and can be summed up as simply as stating that when you have the desire to begin dating again, the timing is right for you. If you are not ready to date, there is no desire and the thought of dating may even repulse you.
As I discuss in "How To Find Mr. Right Online," the menus can be a problem. People focus too much on the menus. Height, weight, body type, income, hair color, eye color, education, neck circumference, toe polish color, whether you prefer skinny or flare jeans ... It's no wonder online dating can be such a pain in the ass.
Martin Luther King, Jr. helped revolutionize the world with his message of civil rights and justice for all. Singles looking for love can learn a few things by looking closely at what Dr. King was able to achieve through his thoughts and behavior.
If you have been single for an extended period, it is common to have a variety of thoughts regarding why you have not met Mr. Right. Have any of these thoughts crossed your mind? I need to move to another city (state, country) because no one I meet here fits my criteria for love. All the great guys I am attracted to are already married or committed to someone else. My life is hectic and I find it difficult to fit a social life into my schedule.
You've heard it often and so have we: distance makes the heart grow fonder. Based on our respective experiences, we've discovered this doesn't always hold true, and we know why.
The rule about not being able to make a second first impression definitely applies to writing an online profile. Many people do not take much time and put forth very little effort into composing a meaningful description of themselves and the type of person they'd like to date.
For anyone new to the "80/20 rule for relationships," it's the theory that says, in a fairly healthy relationship, you only get 80 percent of what you want. Maybe your partner isn't a triathlete or great at sharing his feelings, but it's OK, because the 80 percent you do get is really good. The other part of the equation says that it’s the endless search for that missing 20 percent you'd hoped for in your mate that leads people to cheat.
You went out, met a guy, but instead of getting your number, he threw you a curve ball and got yours. Now what? Whenever possible, you should avoid being the first one to make contact, whether by text or any other modern-day device. It is important to let the guy make the first move, just to make sure that he is genuinely interested in you.