Relationship Expert, Dr. Pepper Schwartz shares her tips and advice on online dating. What you need to know to be successful.
Dating Advice: Dating Do's and Dont's
On the surface, dating may seem easy enough to most. However, there're plenty of ways to doom your chances if you don't know some of the essential do's and don'ts. In these stressful times, I know everyone has a short attention span, as do I! So, here's a list of what you need to know to succeed - and just as important - to avoid total, dismal failure. My top 10 in each category, in no particular order:
Top 10 Dating Do's
1. Do know enough about your date to tailor the conversation to his/her background. Generic conversations are usually boring. Really study their profile to see what interests them.
2. Do keep at least some of the conversation light-hearted, funny and intriguing. If you haven't laughed at all during a date, things are going terribly wrong.
3. Do listen. Sounds easy? It doesn't seem to be. So many people complain the other person never noticed what they said.
Read all of Dr. Schwartz's top 10 dating do's and dont's.
Online Dating Profile Advice
In your profile, less is NOT more. The more details the better. Think of your profile as a movie trailer. The goal is to catch someone's curiosity. Give enough information to draw people in, without telling the whole story. Some mystery is always good.
SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
It's important to be specific about what type of person you seem to work well with. For example, if you were involved with someone who was hard to communicate with, then you may want to mention in your profile that good communication skills are necessary.
Read all of Dr. Schwartz's online dating profile advice.
Dating Advice From Dr. Pepper Schwartz
Dealing with Rejection
There is no one who has had 100% success with the opposite sex. Sooner or later, everyone gets a kick in the stomach. It's an awful feeling. It usually comes from someone you wanted to continue to see, telling you it's not working, or they just aren't interested in even going out a second time...
Too Needy? Be Careful!
In general, being too needy is a truism. If you appear too interested in someone, if you call or e-mail constantly, if you send or give too many gifts or do too many nice actions which are unreciprocated, you could be in the process of losing the person's interest...
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