For those of our VW fans who are busy dreaming of their wedding day, dream away. . . but if you haven’t found your other half yet, we’ve got some great dating tips to get you off to a good start in the New Year!
1) One Date, One Chance
First impressions will tell you a lot about people, so pay attention! Any annoying habits like repetitive checking texts while talking, bad toenail hygiene and body maintenance, constantly talking about themselves while not asking about you, etc. should automatically disqualify a person from getting a second date. Period. Anything that annoys you now will just get worse! Respect yourself and respect your time by following this simple dating tip.
2) Date A Lot of People
If you follow the one date, one chance advice above be prepared to go on a lot of dates! You have the right to be picky about who you choose to spend your time with and should obviously consider very carefully anyone you hope to have a long term relationship with. Always try to have fun and always try to be kind to the other person. This way you should have few regrets and avoid getting discouraged in your hunt for Mr. Right. Speaking of regrets. . .BEWARE anyone who tries to get physical on the first date as this is a sign they are NOT looking for a long-term relationship.
3) Consider Online Options
Heck, we do everything else online! Online resources like Match.com and eharmony.com cost money so the people on there are likely looking for serious relationships. On Match.com, there is even a section for people to describe what kind of relationship they are looking for(just for fun or serious relationship, for example). Of course, keep safety first when preparing for online dating. Talk to the person and “vet” them for a couple months over email and phone (don’t give out personal information like where you work or live, etc.) and if you do decide to meet, do it in a well-lit populated place you are comfortable with for safety and even tell a friend where you are going and who you are going to meet (even have them wait for you to call and confirm you got home or the date is going ok). If there is anything that makes you uncomfortable about the person, leave. For example, if they start talking about how they’d love to have you over at their secluded cabin in the woods. . . get outta there! In all honesty, I had great experiences online dating and also some very funny stories to tell. Several friends & family have met their spouses this way too. It’s worth trying.
4) Dating is an investment
Dating takes time and money. Be prepared to invest yourself in the process of searching for your special someone. Take care of yourself so you feel your best and have fun sharing great cups of coffee, dinners, or even some tasks that you have wanted to do anyway like invite him and his dog to meet you and your pup at a dog park for a date, try out the new yogurt shop, visit a zoo, etc. Don’t let yourself get discouraged, this is a process of discovering what exactly you are looking for and maybe even becoming a stronger, better, you too!