Dating can be rather intimidating, if not difficult to say the least, particularly for men who lack experience and have no idea what to do or how to act. What’s sad is that most men are a great catch. However, they lack the know-how when it comes to the dating game, and can somehow never seem to maintain a woman’s interest.
1. Be Brave
When it comes to dating, you have to show your confident side. Displaying confidence can be quite the barrier to cross when you’re so comfortable with insecurity. You’re not necessarily making big changes, but rather, making a decision to feel better about yourself. A confident man always catches the attention of women and maintains it.
2. Be Interesting
Dating entails a lot of things, with one of them being conversation. Knowing how to start and maintain an interesting conversation is very important, as it shows you are someone who has something to talk about. Instead of talking about things that only appeal to you, ask questions about what she is into. Displaying your sincere interest in her will make you an interesting person in her eyes.
3. Get Ready to Date
As much as most men may like to assume, you can’t just jump out onto the dating scene without being prepared. If your life is full of personal issues and concerns, better to take care of those first rather than bring someone else down with you. If you’re not ready, do everything you can to prepare.
4. Decide What “Type” of Dating Your Interested In
Are you dating just for fun, or are you seeking out “the one”? Not knowing what type of dating you’re interested in will leave you feeling confused and possibly ruin your dating experience altogether if you meet someone who is not after the same things as you are. Better to figure this one out sooner than later.
5. Know Your Compatibility
It’s clear that everyone has a certain type of individual they’re attracted to. Some men like high-class women who are intelligent and successful, while others prefer a small-town girl who enjoys the outdoors. Setting your aim on someone who you clearly have nothing in common with will cause you to fail in the dating game miserably. Choose your women wisely.
6. Take Breaks
If you push yourself too hard, you’ll suck all the joy out of dating. Within a short period, you’ll become drained and possibly disgusted with dating altogether. Perhaps things just aren’t working out. Maybe it’s them, or maybe it’s you. Most likely, you haven’t been taking care of yourself. Even the most “simple” guys can enjoy themselves on dates. If it’s not working out, take break and take out some personal time for yourself.
7. Don’t Ever Be Too Available
While you may know deep down inside that you’ve possibly met “the one”, don’t let them know that upfront, you don’t want to ruin what could turn into a good thing. Hold back your thoughts, emotions, and give it some time – but don’t wait too long. Don’t answer your phone every time they call, and don’t express your undying love too soon either because it just might cause them to lose interest.
8. Re-create Yourself
You don’t have to change who you are, but do things for yourself that make you appear and feel more confident. Sometimes, buying new clothes or getting a new haircut is just what a guy needs to re-create himself. Go out and do things with your friends that help you to liven up and feel more sociable. Whatever you do, don’t stay cooped up in the house.
9. Don’t Sleep With Your Date
Don’t ever start sleeping with someone too soon, unless you want to lose all respect for yourself and them. Instead, hold out and get to know the person. Sleeping with someone before a connection is made is like taking a gun to a possibly great relationship and murdering it on the spot.
10. Be Into It
If you’re not into dating, don’t do it. You should never force yourself to go out on a night when your heart and mind isn’t into it. Having other things to do is a natural part of adult life, so if you can’t make it, let your date know. It’s much better to avoid going out when you’re not into it than to spoil what could have turned into a great time on another night.
Dating can be a complicated issue. I hope these tips will be helpful to someone.