11 Incredible Dating Tips That Will Change Your Life

11 Incredible Dating Tips That Will Change Your Life

Dating can be a fun experience or a nerve-wracking debacle where you find yourself wondering why you even tried to do it in the first place.

When it’s good, it’s good. But when it’s bad… it’s bad.

You might go on date after date only to get discouraged and sad because you can’t seem to find a good match for you. You might go on an amazing date, think you hit it off and then end up with… radio silence.

You might be nervous and unsure about whether you even want to start dating and end up over-analyzing the entire situation. You might go on a date where you hit it off and have sex and then he vanishes leaving you feeling confused.

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You might go on a date and find you’re only into the guy sexually but then get confused about whether having sex for the sake of it makes you a “bad” person.

The point is, dating comes with its highs and lows. That’s why I have rounded up what I feel are the best dating tips and relationship advice to keep in mind so that you have a good experience.

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The Best Dating Tips To Change Your LIfe

1. Don’t Try To Change Anyone

Dating a peach hoping he becomes a pear is simply a horrible idea.

Do not date someone thinking you can change them; date because you like them for who they are… right now. Not who they could become.

2. Don’t Just go to “Typical” Places To Meet People

What I mean is do not just go looking to meet people at bars or places where people have to get extremely drunk to speak to each other… you know what I am talking about.

Go somewhere that aligns with some passion in your life. You’re bound to meet someone who you’re more compatible with there.

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3. Leave Baggage for the Airport

This means don’t over-share and divulge all your personal details on the first date. Or the second date. Or even the third.

I am not saying be a guarded person forever but what I am saying is to wait until you really get to know someone before spilling your deepest darkest secrets.

Don’t talk too much about your ex, either. And don’t explain how you have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder combined with mild depression. These are just examples, but you catch my drift.

4. Try To Date Someone You Know Through Others

This is a good idea because in a way, the person is “vetted” as possibly being a good match for you. It’s kind of a security blanket, in a way, being set up by friends or even family.

5. Always Have Fun

Even if you do not meet the love of your life, there is nothing wrong with having fun in your dating adventures. Make dating an adventure not a chore. Make dating an experience not a vital necessity that will impact the rest of your life.

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So if you’re out with friends and feel like dancing around, do it.

If you’re at a bar, see a guy you like and you think he might be eyeing you but won’t approach you, walk up to him if you feel like it.

Have fun without holding back. Another benefit of having fun is

6. Don’t Put Pressure On Yourself

Don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself to “perform” on a date. This includes but is not limited to: feeling pressure to look a certain way, talk a certain way, eat a certain way, behave in a certain way…

Don’t go camping in the wilderness just because you’re afraid to explain that you are not an outdoors type of person…

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Don’t be quiet, serious and talk about scholarly books you secretly hate just because you think it will impress a particular guy.

Don’t say you love football because he is super into it.

Don’t say “omg, I love video games!” just because you think he will find you being a girl-gamer hot.

I think you get the point.

7. Beware of People Who Seem Too Good to Be True

If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are.

What I mean is… if the person is everything you always wanted and more, chances are either they are not exactly being authentic or you are suffering from a bad case of “idealization.”

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When you idealize a guy you build up this fantasy of who he is, become fixated on making things work with him even though he has nothing in common with the fantasy you have created.

This not only gives you blinders and makes you ignore other guys but makes it so that you end up disappointed if things do not work out.

8. Always Give Yourself “Reality Checks”

What this means is don’t demonize or idealize people you date; rather than go to an extreme, try to actually objectively assess the reality of who they are and who they are not.

So rather than say the guy who did not call back after a first date is a “sociopathic narcissist” think more in line with the idea that he is “simply not that interested but is not some kind of evil person.”

Being able to objectively assess people with a realistic lens is going to bring you the most dating success. Being quick to demonize someone makes you have a negative view of people you are dating.

This negative view creates internalized assumptions. These assumptions impact your mood. Your mood impacts your vibe, which is the #1 determining factor when it comes to whether you come off as attractive or not.

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Just remember that you should not assume the worst about people; simply assume the best and do not turn men into an “enemy” in your mind.

9. Be Sure to Put Your Best Foot Forward First

This is perhaps an obvious one but worth mentioning. “First impressions” do matter because if you do not try to look your best and put your best foot forward in the beginning, then when will you? You should be your best self first and try not to speculate on the future.

10. Don’t Be Fake

Even though you should put your best foot forward, being fake and blatantly lying about who you are will backfire.

What is going to happen if the relationship progresses? He will find out that you are not who you said you were and things will end up not working out.

11. Don’t Take Rejection Personally

If you are rejected, so be it. It is not because you aren’t worthy. It’s simply because he was not feeling it for whatever reason. Nothing to do with you being bad or unattractive or whatever you might think.

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There you go! Here are the best dating tips consolidated for you. I will add more if I think of important ones.

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30 comments… add one
  • elsa March 20, 2017, 6:26 pm

    thanks for these lovely and inspiring date tips! <3

  • pam March 15, 2017, 6:05 pm

    these are great tips especially to those who are looking for a lasting relationship

  • rosalyn March 14, 2017, 4:00 pm

    don’t ever put pressure on yourself bec if you do, you will never enjoy and everything will feel unnatural

  • gwyneth March 13, 2017, 7:32 pm

    i only date guys who were only introduced by my friends and i make sure i have fun and not the boring kind of dates

  • mishka March 9, 2017, 7:04 pm

    nice ideas you got here! thanks for the inspiration!

  • jerica March 8, 2017, 7:17 pm

    these will definitely change my life. thanks for the ideas!

  • klaire March 6, 2017, 1:48 pm

    thank you, this will give a good new start in dating again after a really bad break up.

  • ignacia March 6, 2017, 12:02 am

    cute and lovely ways to date with your special one! <3

  • lilian March 1, 2017, 4:20 pm

    i usually date only those introduced by a trusted person or friend and i make sure he’s nice

  • shawie February 28, 2017, 2:09 pm

    love your ideas and im sure my boyfriend is gonna love them too!

  • vernie February 24, 2017, 10:38 pm

    try to be fun so you can enjoy your dates with your partners.

  • angeline February 22, 2017, 11:36 pm

    this will surely change my life, i hope this works for me and my man too.

  • georgina February 21, 2017, 1:51 am

    These date tips will surely change our relationship game..i just hope my boyfriend is up for it too. He’s been kinda distant lately. :(

  • celine February 16, 2017, 2:35 pm

    love these ideas, thanks!

  • chezka February 14, 2017, 7:22 pm

    loving this article so far! i will definitely try these tricks with my bae! <3

  • darlene February 13, 2017, 7:55 pm

    dating should be fun and almost every time to be spontaneous. go have fun, don’t measure all your moves, just be open enough for anything

  • francheska February 9, 2017, 7:24 pm

    be yourself and just have fun! if it’s meant to work out, it will no matter what

  • gailyn February 7, 2017, 4:34 pm

    whatever you do, have fun! and make sure your are with a person you really like and are interested in so you’ll really enjoy!

  • shannon February 6, 2017, 4:58 pm

    i have always been bad at first dates haha! ill try to be more open the next time. :)

  • jenny February 2, 2017, 1:50 pm

    love this line in this article, “you should not assume the worst about people; simply assume the best and do not turn men into an “enemy” in your mind.” thanks for sharing this!

  • max January 31, 2017, 10:20 pm

    this will surely change the lives of may women. i like this post!

  • drianna January 30, 2017, 9:16 pm

    indeed these are 11 incredible dating tips! learned a lot, thanks!

  • angelina January 24, 2017, 1:25 pm

    putting your best foot forward but not overplaying it making you look fake..this is the best tip ever!

  • cassy January 23, 2017, 2:44 pm

    i love this article, great ways to date! <3

  • mia January 20, 2017, 11:52 pm

    i love this! make sure to have fun and do not put too much pressure on yourself by trying to look good.

  • nina January 19, 2017, 11:04 am

    i agree, just be yourself & act normal.

  • renata January 18, 2017, 8:05 pm

    have fun and be yourself. make sure you know the person, or at least somehow know him.

  • addie January 17, 2017, 10:43 pm

    definitely leave any excess baggage behind, especially those from your previous heartbreak. time to move on and be positive.

  • tammie January 16, 2017, 6:53 pm

    this is the perfect guide to dating. be yourself but put your best foot forward and have lots of fun!

  • khady January 13, 2017, 12:56 pm

    just be yourself, you don’t have to pretend when dating…

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