An additional rule when it comes to dating is to keep yourself out of harm’s way.And in light of many of today’s dating apps and sites where you’re potentially meeting a stranger, it’s never been more important to remain vigilant and put your safety and well-being first.And speaking of setting your own pace, it’s important that you take some of the stress off of yourself and recognize that finding that perfect person won’t necessarily happen overnight.
DO move the conversation along from email to cell phone.
Some people are great writers—or even have a friend ghost-writing for them.
Expecting a Cameron Diaz look-alike, he was shocked to meet a morbidly obese woman in a moo-moo. On the other hand, we’ve dated men who were relieved and delighted that we simply looked like our pictures.
(And believe us, we’re not Cameron.) They were grateful enough to stay through the crème brulée.
One key rule when it comes to dating is to create more opportunities to meet more potential people.
And that means breaking out of your comfort zone and making yourself open and available to meet new guys and gals and have new experiences.
So whether you sign up for a different dating app, ask to be fixed up and/or join a singles walking group, you’re taking strides toward making a real effort to meet others.
Along these lines, another essential dating rule is to keep an open mind when it comes to meeting new people.
On the other hand, be prepared to spend hours and hours learning how to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Here’s a crash course on the dos and don'ts of cyberdating.
So rather than rushing the process and selecting a partner who doesn’t meet all of your needs and criteria, it’s in your best interest to put in the time it takes to date more people and up your chances of finding the one.