We’ve all been on bad first dates. Are there any common themes? Here are seven things not to do on a first date. Whether you have chemistry or not, avoiding these things will help make the date a better experience.
Have you ever gone to a steak house on a first date? When Jaycie had dinner with a former Coast Guardsman, she didn’t expect that the date would include being on the receiving end of the Heimlich maneuver!
How do you handle things when a date you’re excited to go on leads to the ultimate dating disappointment? Sandy knows the answer. She and the Liverpool Dude had matched on Bumble. They talked for hours on the phone and texted multiple times. There was a palpable connection. She said “yes” to a first date. Listen to discover what happened next.
There’s an ingredient that’s critical to successful dates which could be missing from the disappointing ones you’ve been out on. Guest blogger Robin Treasure identified it during her first few dates with Roberto. It was so wonderfully consequential that she wants other single women to know about it too.
Do you want to silence your inner critics? Would you like to date in way that helps you hone in on the right loving partner for you and filter out the wrong ones? In this Special Episode, Love and Relationship Expert Macy Matarazzo discusses her Five Star System and her No Rules Dating Approach. She’s created these dating techniques to help people develop healthy relationships and be super loved.
Bob had the background and accomplishments that Cindy thought she wanted in her next partner. He was well educated. He owned a ranch. He was financially successful. He also had a lot of drama going on in his life. Cindy, who was on the podcast in Season 2, has come back to delve into her first date with Bob and all that transpired afterwards. Season 4, Episode 8
If you’re looking to marry, how do you know if he’s the one? Do some “litmus testing” to find out which qualities he has that you can accept and which ones spell trouble.
For too many people, online dating is a soul-sucking and dehumanizing process. The good news is that there is a way to bring more joy and humanity to dating. Try Mindful Swiping!
You like someone. They like you… maybe. You continue liking this person. This person stops liking you (or never did) and pulls back. You like this person more. Why do your feelings actually grow the less someone is reciprocating those loving feelings?
Do you have a long-standing rule that you’ll never break? Siobhan’s was to only go on first dates in public places. When Carl asked her to his house for dinner for their debut date, the invite came after they’d talked almost nightly for over a month. She’d done her online sleuthing. She felt she knew a lot about him. She said “YES.” On our Season 4 premiere, we find out whether Siobhan was right to break her rule and all that took place after she did.
Being vulnerable can feel risky. It means communicating your true feelings, thoughts, wants and needs. It requires letting go of some control. But the benefit could be the rewarding relationship you’re seeking.
It can be scary to move away from being a people-pleaser. Saying “no” to unwanted dates, sexual acts and relationships is something that many people struggle with. But it’s an essential skill for finding and growing loving relationships that you can develop.