Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard. I’m not just singing the Coldplay song, I’m also commenting on the dating scene these days. It’s so damn tough! That’s why to ease your pain and soothe your nerves, we bring you 10 extremely basic and real tips that’ll come in handy when you finally decide to swipe right!
If your date asks you to pick a place, you don’t HAVE to take him or her to the fanciest restaurant you know of. Your date would definitely like to go to a place he or she hasn’t been to, so taking them to a quaint place you’ve discovered will work well. I remember this guy who had taken a friend of mine to a small Tibetan restaurant which could only be found if you look real hard, needless to say, she was a goner on the first date itself.
Really, people have no chill these days. We get worked up over every small little thing in the world and that’s quite a put off for people who just want to have a good time. Let off some steam and relax a little. Keep the problems of your world aside and concentrate on enjoying yourself. If it’s a bad date you can always call your best friend to bail you out.
By that, we don’t mean keep staring at that person without blinking, that’s creepy AF.
That hot but tight dress you’ve bought might not be the greatest outfit to wear if you’re going for a meal, if it’s a club he’s taking you at then by all means go ahead. That salmon shirt which just doesn’t seem to be your colour is not something you should wear if you’re not confident, even if it’s the most fashionable thing EVER!
Haha, no pun intended, but we often discard people for being too tall, too short, etc. Stop concentrating on that, focus on the bigger things. Stuff like having a good conversation, sense of humor and the ability to make you smile mean much more.
Cannot stress on this point more. LISTEN to the other person, it’s so damn important.
Phoebe Buffay is considered iconic for a reason. Don’t be afraid to let some of your quirk show. Again, don’t go overboard though, let the weirdness grow on your date.
It’s impossible to find a person who will agree to each and everything you say. If you do find someone like that, then either he/she is not paying attention to what you’re saying, or he/she just wants to sleep with you or he/she might be a robot.
These are the topics that usually end up in heated arguments. So for the sake of having a fun time, keep the political discussions for the time you actually end up with that person.
How often do you see a genuine smile on a person’s face these days? It’s rarer than finding a unicorn! So smile and laugh a little, it always cheers the other person up. Worried that your teeth aren’t up to the job? Make them prettier and pearly white with Colgate Visible White Plus Shine and trust me, you’ll look for reasons to smile then.
Now go ahead and DATE!
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