Dating Advice and Tips

Jane Leigh - April 18, 2015

The quest to clarify our questions about dating is a never-ending one that requires constant review.

Dating advice is something that most people are quite willing to dish out in spades to the average single man or woman, particularly if the advisor is in a settled relationship! It seems very easy to solve the problems of your single friends, but remember, you too were once single.

SA 10The dating game is one that works very much on instinctive feelings. Attraction is not something that can be measured, predicted or calculated. Pheromones play a large part in this, but inevitably it is dependent on whether the two individuals who are dating can find common ground.

The most sound dating advice that anyone can ever give you, is to let your intuition be your guide. If your gut instinct is giving you positive feedback on a date, trust it. However, if you have any feelings of uncertainty or you find yourself questioning things that your date has told you, then exercise caution.

Some dating advice is just plain bizarre! People will advise you to wait for a certain period of time before returning a phone call, some will advise you to pretend to be busy when you are asked out on a date, even though you have nothing planned. It does stand to reason that appearing too available, particularly in the early stages of your courtship, may make your suitor lose interest.

Be that as it may, do not play too many games, particularly if you want to pursue the relationship. The best dating advice I can give you is to just be yourself. False pretences can only be kept up for so long and as your date gets to know you better they will begin to notice flaws in your fa├žade. Share information honestly while putting your best foot forward.

Playing hard to get is a popular piece of dating advice, but do not allow this to rule all of your decisions when it comes to arranging further dates. It is traditionally believed that the man is the hunter and it is he who should do the pursuing. Popular dating advice says that the woman should allow herself to be pursued, but there is no harm in occasionally reciprocating with little gestures.

Let your suitor know that you are interested in their advances. This can range from lingering eye contact to the lightest and briefest touch to hand or arm as you converse. Bad dating advice would be to pretend that you have other suitors in an attempt to cause a feeling of jealousy in the other person.

More reliable dating advice includes taking a light-hearted approach to the dating game and not investing yourself emotionally too early in the relationship. If your instincts tell you that something is off, it most likely is. Trust your gut and take a relaxed approach. If he likes you, he’s not going to lose interest in a hurry, so relax and simply enjoy the experience of dating.