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Dating is a time to have fun and meet new people. It should not be viewed as the express lane to your next relationship or marriage. Each date should be viewed as another opportunity to find out more about what you do and do not want in your new life.
Accept as many dates as you want but remember it’s just a date. This date is just one evening of your life, and if you don’t hit it off or you do not go out with them again, it is okay. There is always tomorrow, and good things come to those who wait. Unless your first date is truly awful, give her or him another chance on a second date. Many people are nervous on first dates and do not always provide a good first impression.
Do not show up with a checklist or think too deeply on the first date. Just enjoy each other’s company and try to get to know each other’s likes and dislikes. The only decision about the future is whether or not you would like to see him or her for a second date. That decision does not need to be made until the date is over. Keep the date light and fun.
Information on past relationships should be banned from first dates. There is nothing fun hearing about another person’s mistreatment by an ex and subsequent heartbreak. On too many of my dates, I have heard all the details about fights over frozen embryos, the ex-wife’s plastic surgery and the list goes on and on. Now if, a date starts down that road, I either find another topic to talk about or excuse myself and go to the restroom. When I get back, I bring up another topic.
I will close with a list of tips for you to keep in mind regarding dating.
■ Don’t spend the whole day getting ready for the date. Too big of a buildup will set you up for a letdown.
■ Don’t spend more than four hours on your first date.
■ Don’t call, text, or email your date repeatedly, either before or after the date.
■ Don’t stop dating other people after just one date with someone. This is not the freeway to your next relationship. Have fun and learn about yourself and what you want in a partner.
■ Don’t over-analyze everything. This is just a date and nothing more.
■ Don’t introduce your kids to your dates. Children must not be involved until you are in a serious relationship.
■ I usually drive myself to dates and not allow them to know where my home is.
■ Don’t take safety risks. Watch your rearview mirror on your way home. Don’t give out personal information.
■ Don’t take rejection after a few dates to heart; just accept that it wasn’t right for you and move on.
Have fun and then go out and have some more fun!
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Originally posted 2012-12-24 21:04:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter