This dating guide is filled with appealing, hands-on activities that can open your minds to life-changing interpersonal skills most of us were never taught before.
Dating is sometimes harder than it should be. But when dating is done right, it can be amazing, and those great dates often lead to great relationships. So consider this your dating guide, with all the information you need to survive the first date and make sure there’s a second one.
Go Beyond the Bar Scene
You never know where you’re going to meet the next person you date, so if you’re only looking in one spot then you’re missing out on tons of possible partners. We know plenty of couples who have met while standing in line at the grocery store. Love can crop up anywhere, so get out there and keep your eyes open.
Let Your Friends Set You Up
No one loves you quite like your friends do, so let them set you up with someone that they can vouch for. It’s better for single people to meet through friends because there’s a familiarity and comfort that goes with that. So let them play matchmaker – but first, lay down some rules. Make it clear ahead of time that the way the date goes is totally not a reflection on your friend, or you, or the guy. Hey, sometimes chemistry is there, and sometimes it isn’t.
Consider Dating Your Friends
The term “friend zone” should totally be banished – in part, because your friends can sometimes make the best dates. Someone you’re already friends with is likely to have similar values, to know your background and your family, and to make you feel ultra comfortable with them.