“Do not pick his/her calls; make him/her yearn”.
“Always look your best even if it takes hours in front of the mirror to be that perfect”.
Sounds familiar? If you listened to your friends when they gave you these archaic advices as an attempt to keep your date from being ruined, you deserve disappointment. Date after date. Such tips barely stood the test of time and here are some that should help you be a better sport at dating.
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Even if it seems that you have a great potential right at the beginning of your date, don’t start planning your future with him/her right away. This holds important especially for women, some of whom even start planning a family in their mind right after the first conversation over the telephone. Do not be all over your date. Let him/her have his/her own space to decide what he/she wants to do.
Whether you are a man or a woman, it is not polite to have someone cooling his/her heels. And if your dear friends told you getting the guy or the girl wait will increase his/her anticipation and eagerness to meet you, it is time you stop paying heed to their relationship titbits. To have someone wait for you is being rude. That’s right, rude, irrespective of your intentions.
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Not just on the inside but also the outside. Remember that it is a date that you are on, not a therapy. Spilling guts about how much your boss nails you at work would only make the date your last with that person. Ensure that you be hopeful of at least friendship and not be dejected if he/she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with you. If all your frenzy about being in a relationship with him/her collapses, do not sit back and hold your head down in anguish. There are many fish in the sea, after all.
No matter how reliant your date seems, do not fall into giving details about your ancestry or anything for that matter. You do not know him/her enough yet to be giving personal details away. Besides, your date will like to know you even more if you let yourself remain a mystery.
Key rules for dating can run several pages, but the ones above will help you just how you want whatever be the situation.
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