Just like choosing your date-night outfit, applying your makeup also requires a bit of extra attention and thought when you’re headed out with a special someone. With some fine-tuning of your everyday makeup routine, you’ll be ready for any type of date. Here are some tips for every scenario.
Between work, hobbies, family and friends, it can be hard to find time to date. But when you finally get some free time, you can meet people anywhere these days. There is no doubt that asking someone out can feel gut wrenching, but once they’ve said yes, the rest is a no-brainer. The most important thing to remember while dating is to keep an open mind. Bad dates might happen, and probably will happen, but they’ll only help you figure out what you want and don’t want in a partner. Throughout the process you’re going to have some questions, and thankfully, others have been in your place and have advice to help build your confidence and success in the dating world.
Going straight to a date from work is equally exciting and daunting—exciting because dates can bring new possibilities into our lives, and daunting because of the never-ending question of what to wear. There is usually a quick time turnaround between the two commitments. As a busy woman, it’s important to make the most of your precious time. Use these three steps to quickly turn your no-fuss business meeting dress into a flirty meeting-for-drinks outfit.
Netflix and chill is so last year, especially when you’ve been dating for a while. Smart home technology can help you take date nights to a new level. Most people were exposed to the possibilities when, onFriends, Pete brings Monica home from a date and says, “Lights. Wait, no. Romantic lights.” The ability to control the mood of a date with just your voice was once far-fetched, but now using tech to inspire romance is something everyone can do. Here’s how:
Being single can be a challenge, whilst it’s a great time to grow as an individual, often we start to question why and where our previous relationships went wrong. Most people have had to kiss a few frogs before finding their prince, but surely there is a limit right?! Perhaps it’s time to look at things from a different point of view: Are you the one who is self-sabotaging your chance at love? Whilst it may not be nice to admit, we have to take responsibility for what we contribute to our relationships and admit where we are going wrong.
Here are 5 ways to tell you are self-destructing your dates :
1: You keep changing your mind and the plans
When you are inconsistent from the start, you send the wrong message to your new suitor. Constantly changing plans, cancelling, rescheduling etc. will make your date wonder if you are even serious at all or perhaps just taking them for a run! If you are unsure, then it’s better not to commit to a decision or a date rather than give them an ever changing answer.
2: You come on way too strong
The first date should be about to getting to know each other on a friendship level rather than delving into each other’s ultimate expectations and life history. There should be a casual atmosphere and no pressure or feelings of unmet expectations. Try to live in the moment rather than forward planning in your mind, it will help you relax and keep things in perspective.
3: You never get a call back
There is a reason why we are single and why we develop certain patterns in our love life. If your dates never go beyond 1 or 2 meet ups, then chances are you are either dating the wrong type of person over and over again or you have created some bad habits that scare men away.
4: You talk about your ex’s
Bringing your past up when you are trying to connect with someone new is not the best idea! Make it a rule of thumb that you never talk about your past relationships, even when probed to. Why? Because it isn’t necessary, especially in the initial stages. Chatting about relationship failures will only dampen the mood or bring up a lot of bad feelings.
5: You forget to have fun
Date night should be fun! It’s not meant to be an interview or a chance to screen prospects to be your future spouse. Learn to relax and not be so focused on trying to get boxes ticked but rather just getting to know the person in front of you. Only time will tell if they are the right one for you, it’s not something you can predict after throwing a bunch of questions at them.
So you’ve jumped back into the dating game and have even started to test the waters with online dating. Making a decision to be active and putting yourself out there is the first step. But in order for your love life to be a success you need to understand what qualities are essential to look for in each date. Finding love and building a relationship is not exactly a walk in the park, however it can be made easier if we identify what is needed in the right person for us.
Here are 6 qualities to look for in your next date which will indicate whether or not they have the potential to be a great relationship partner:
Look for the way they choose to communicate with you
Simple indications of a good communicator are things like having him call you instead of texting, or asking about your day and opinion. The conversation should be easy going and free flowing and you shouldn’t have to feel like you are trying to squeeze an answer out of him.
See if their words line up with their actions
Make sure that they follow through with what they say and that there aren’t any signs of broken promises. Actions always speak louder than words, and at the end of the day it doesn’t how much he can promise you something, it’s whether or not he follows through with it.
Do they make you feel comfortable and safe?
A good date will not only bring you butterflies, but also make you feel comfortable in his company and safe. When someone gives you the freedom to be yourself and let your guard down it’s a good sign that they are aware of your feelings as well as mutual chemistry.
Is their behaviour consistent?
Dating in different social situations will give you an indication if they change according to their environment or the people around them. Do they change when they drink? Do they treat you differently when you are alone compared to when others are around? Be sure to date a man that stays consistent in his actions and words.
Are they respecting your time, opinion and personal space?
A great date will show his respect for you by not only turning up on time and paying attention to you but also by not forcing his agenda on you. If someone is being too touchy feely or perhaps disagreeing with everything you say, or playing with his phone constantly …then he does not respect you.
Are they making the effort to romance you?
If a man doesn’t go to the effort to woo you in the beginning, then chances are you won’t be romanced for the rest of your time with him. He should want to impress you and make you feel special right from the start. This isn’t about demanding being spoiled, but rather seeing that he understands the importance of making you feel valued.