Dating Tips for the Guys

Dating is meant to be fun, but many people still find it stressful.  When it comes to first dates there is a lot of pressure to make a good impression, especially if you want to have a second date.  It isn’t just women who stress out about what to wear and what to say men do it too.  Here are some dating tips for the guys to make the evening go smoother.

Dress for the Occasion

If you are the one picking the venue then dressing for the occasion is easy.  If your date is picking the spot then find out ahead of time so you can dress appropriately.  If you are having dinner at a fancy restaurant then torn jeans and a baseball cap don’t work.

Don’t Be Late

Being late is discourteous, show up on time especially on the first date.   If you have to be late because of something completely unforeseen then make sure you call ahead or send a text rather than leaving someone waiting.

Don’t Drink too Much

Many dates take place in restaurants or clubs but that doesn’t mean that you should drink too much. Having a glass of wine with dinner is perfectly okay but drinking a bottle by yourself is not.  While it is perfectly normal to be nervous using alcohol to calm your nerves is just about the worst idea ever, nobody wants to spend the evening with a drunk.

Find a Place You Can Both Enjoy

Picking a spot for your first date isn’t easy, you don’t want to do the cliché dinner and a movie date.  You need to try and find a place that both of you will have fun at and make the date memorable.  Here are some ideas for great first dates that will be fun and memorable.

Leave the Wingman Home

No matter how nervous you may feel or how much you may want to bring a friend…don’t.  This is not high school and you can’t rely on someone else to do the talking for you.  You are here to get to know your date and you can’t do that with a third wheel along for the ride.  Leave your bestie at home.

Talk More About Your Date and Less About You

Everybody loves to hear a great story but they don’t like it when they can’t get a word in at all. You are there to get to know each other and yes, your date does want to know about you but they don’t need to know everything on the first date.  Conversation should be back and forth, make sure you ask questions and give the other person a chance to answer them.

First dates can be awkward and uncomfortable or they can be a great time.  Plan your date, follow these tips and you will have more of the latter and less of the former.

Meeting People Online

It is far easier than ever to meet people online but there are still some steps you have to take to boost your chances of meeting someone that you are interested in.  When you take all the right steps it is easier than you think to meet new people.  It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a casual date or a long term relationship you need to properly set up your profile to find either.  Here are the steps you take to meet people online.

Sign Up with a Reputable Site

The first step in meeting people is by signing up with a reputable dating site.  There are millions of online dating sites you can join but not all are created equal.  Some have very few members and others are more interested in your credit card information than helping their members get dates. Check out some reviews or testimonials before you sign up, this will also help you find out if the site is a scam or not.

Putting Together Your Profile

After you sign up then next thing you need to do is to create a profile, your profile needs to be attractive as possible so that potential matches are interested in contacting you. When you are creating your profile it is important to be honest, misrepresenting yourself will come back to bite you later on.  Honesty makes it easier to meet people who are genuinely interested in you.

Use Good Photos

You should put a real picture on your profile, no avatars.  Pick an up to date picture that is flattering and that shows only you.  You never put other people in your profile pic and put your best face forward.

Check Out Other Profiles

Once you have your profile set up then it is time to go and check out the other people on the dating sire.  When you approach someone or they approach you you should be honest about what you are looking for.  Let them know why you liked their profile and that you’d like to chat more.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t always get a reply, they may be not interested or they may have found someone that they are getting to know.

It may take some time to find just what you are looking for so have some patience.  Always take the time to get to know someone before you meet in person.  Never ever give out personal information no matter how much you may like a potential match and exercise caution.