Seattle -Tips for Becoming a Good Date
Dating can be an exciting thing to look forward to. However, it can also be worrisome as you may get jittery while focusing on what could go wrong as you get to know your date. This post provides helpful tips on how to be a good date while dating in Seattle, whether you’re dating online with dating apps or conventionally.
Tip #1: Start by Creating Avenues of Dating
If you’re seriously looking for a date, you need to create an avenue for that to happen. Luckily, the internet and technology have made dating easier, on-the-go and faster with dating apps and online dating services. So, you should head online and create online dating accounts.
Choose dating websites that suit the type of love relationship you’re looking for. For instance, if you’re seeking to date a single parent or you want to date a Christian, you will find suitable dating websites for each of these. Using dating apps, you can easily search for a potential date while on the go, via your smartphone — this is indeed dating made easy!
However, in order to attract the right person and make online dating worthwhile, you should focus on creating an appealing dating profile that truly reflects your personality and interests, which would in return attract the kind of person you would want to date — a like-minded person.
Well, you should not turn your back on conventional dating — meeting someone offline. A lot of people still meet their soul mates conventionally; at coffee shop, religious gatherings, cinemas, at work, through referral and so on. So, spread your tentacles to both online and offline dating in Seattle.
Tip #2: Engage in Healthy and Good Conversation
Whether you’re dating on the internet or conventionally, engaging in quality and healthy conversation will promote successful dating. In addition, you should avoid conversations that can make your meeting boring, such as pre-planned jokes. You should focus on conversations that would help reveal more of each person’s personality and interests, including conversations that would help reveal whether you’re going to make a perfect match for each other or not. Typical examples of such conversations include careers, charitable works, talents, adventurous experiences, likes and dislikes.
If you feel you’re talking too much, call yourself to order with words such as “It seems I’m blabbing unendingly about myself, I would like to also get to know you”. Know when to call yourself to order and when to draw boundaries. And, don’t wear interrogating tone when conversing or chatting with a date; be cordial, courteous, friendly, yet firm. It will make the experience a fun and exciting one.
Tip #3: Be Punctual
Don’t be late for a date, whether it is a schedule to chat at a particular time online or meet conventionally. Being late while engaging in Seattle dating can portray you as unserious and insensitive. It’s really not nice to keep the other person waiting.
If you perceive you may be late, find a way of reaching the other person in advance to explain your situation and ask to reschedule the date. This is a nicer way to act when dating, than just leaving the other person in the dark as to your whereabouts. It will also portray you as being serious and reasonable when you inform the other person on time about the possibility of being late for your date.
Don’t Try to be Someone Else
You don’t have to pretend to be who you are not just to impress your date. You really don’t need to impress the other person, just be yourself and let the person decide whether or not he or she wants to be with you. The essence of dating is to get to know the other person and eventually find out if you are a right match for each other. So, be yourself.
Be honest about your interests, personality, likes and dislikes, whether you’re creating an online dating profile, chatting online with a potential date, or meeting conventionally with a date. Don’t try to conceal your true personality, it could be the point of attraction for the other person – who knows.
Tip #5: Be Attentive
Be attentive when you talk with a date in person or chat online via dating apps. Learn to be a good listener instead of wanting to blab all day long. If your date is talking, pay attention and make eye contact (if you’re meeting conventionally) to prove you’re paying attention. You should also make comments related to what the person is saying, as a proof that you’re paying attention.
And, if you’re chatting online when you date in Seattle, ask the other person question from what he or she is saying as a way of showing you are attentive to what the person is saying. This also applies to dating conventionally, ask reasonable questions from what the other person is saying.
Tip #6: Try not to Talk about Your Ex
Except your date asks, don’t be the first to start babbling about your previous relationship, it’s not always nice to talk about your ex during a date. Even when your date asks about your past relationship, be cautious about it by not revealing too much about your ex.
Your focus should be to see if the person right before you could be an ideal date and possibly the lover you’ve been looking for. So, try and avoid talking about the person you were with previously and focus on the present.
Tip #6: Carry Yourself Respectfully and be Safe
If you’re hanging out with a date, try not to take alcohol. Besides getting drunk and looking like an irresponsible person, it is not safe to take alcohol when you’re out dating, especially for the first time. If you don’t really know much about the other person and what they are capable of doing, you may endanger your life in your drunk or alcohol-stricken state.
Finally, pay attention to these tips and you would eventually be a good date in Seattle.