Singles all over the world can tell you that it isn’t easy trying to find someone that you share a certain connection with. Combine this fact with the fact that our lives are jam packed with obligations that leave us little time to actually put a real effort into the dating game. Then, when you do find the time to go out and meet people, the rules for dating have shifted so drastically, you feel completely out of touch! It’s a never ending uphill battle!
The members of UniformDating.com have come together to provide you with what they feel are the most important things you need to remember when navigating the world of dating — both online and face-to-face.
Stop Talking and Listen
You may think that in order to be an effective communicator, you have to talk a lot. This can actually hurt your chances to another date. Think about it, do you want to have a conversation with someone who won’t allow you to get a word in? We understand that when you are nervous, it may be difficult to restrain yourself from interjecting while having a conversation. Instead of opening your mouth, take a sip of a drink. This will allow you to keep your mouth shut and focus on what they are saying.
Ask Engaging Questions
Sure, you could always ask the generalized questions like “What do you do for work?” or “What is your favorite type of music?” however, these questions don’t leave much opportunity to elaborate and steer the conversation onto other topics. Instead, ask questions that requires a little bit of though and encourages conversation. For example, you can ask about their favorite vacation destination. This allows you both to share your experiences while traveling and it can lead the conversation to a plethora of other topics.
Dress According to the Date
What this means is you don’t want to dress to the nines if you are only going out for coffee or you don’t want to wear jeans and sneakers if you are going to a cocktail party. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t put some thought into your outfit. Of course you want to accentuate your best feature, and that is okay. If you are particularly proud of how toned your legs are, you can wear a skirt that shows them off, but you don’t want to pair it with a halter top that shows off your breasts too. Leave a little bit to the imagination!
Self-Confidence is Key
If you really want to wow your date, you have to approach the evening like you are going to have a blast. The way you carry yourself and act while on the date will be the determining factor if you are going to have another date. Not only does confidence play an important role in dating, but that first impression matters a lot too. For example, you can be oozing confidence, but if you are cocky and act like you are God’s-Gift, chances are this will be a turn off. Keep in mind that there is a fine line between being confident and arrogant. You want to tread that line very carefully.