If it’s been a while since you last dated someone even if it wasn’t for long, chances are that you might want to try again at some point. Having that significant other in your life can seem so sweet to think of sometimes and sometimes you just need someone for yourself. If you are trying to start dating again then there are a few things that you should be sure about before jumping on the bandwagon.
In this day and age dating can sometimes mean just hitting online in tinder and that’s it. If you really really want to date someone then you need to be serious about some things.
Take baby steps
Start with the person you like the most. Often than not, people who enjoy themselves end up dating each other. Start by the sweet compliment and see if the person you are trying to date has mutual feelings. If not then don’t bother as it would leave a bad taste in your mouth if something goes wrong. Always remember to be gentle about dating as its not something you want to jump into otherwise you might regret later.
Nowadays finding someone you are interested in can be easier through the various apps like Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid, whatever you choose you can match with new people. One of the most important things about these platforms is that how good your profile looks. If you desire to have a date like your favorite actress then you are not in your senses. Be more realistic about your expectations in a partner and then start your profile. These apps are also budding with ghost-ers, so be careful. Otherwise, just do what grinds your gears as your less likely to get any negative response from someone.
Reconnect with the old buddy
There’s always a person who you have known for a while and is only interested in being you FWB. If you are not into serious dating then this is the perfect someone to be with and spend your time. Sometimes all you need is a partner whom you can have fun and end up in the bed without any strings attached.
Go out with friends and their friends
Sometimes all you have to do is hang out, the next thing you know, you are going on dates with people and going to parties. This is one of the most fun ways to start dating as it doesn’t need any special mindset or special someone, just be free and have fun. Being with your friends can also be a big confidence boost and sometimes get you drunk enough to go the extra mile. Just don’t do anything illegal and everything else should fall in line.
Focus on things other than dating too
Sometimes you need to be careful about your dates too as they might not be the greatest people always. Don’t always jump onto blind dates. Date only if you are interested. Also don’t stay away from people who are trying to take advantage of your situation and blaming you for being the reason for the issue.
Be the real you
So, you have got a date? Perfect! Before going on dates think about yourself and how you are going to express yourself to your date. This is necessary even if you are going to your third date with someone. If you are not honest and sound too cocky or boastful, you might end up being ghosted by your date.
Don’t talk about your ex
Never in the world should you ever talk about your ex on your date. Be it something good or something that caused the breakup. No one likes to hear about your ex. Try to avoid the topic altogether and only talk about it if your date is hesitant to know about your ex.