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!
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.
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?
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.
ASK A COACH: There’s a lot I like about being single after 19 years of marriage. But with the holidays coming up, I’m concerned about feeling left out. Can you suggest some strategies for me?
ASK A COACH: The same thing keeps happening on most of my first dates. The men talk all about themselves and barely ask any questions about me. What’s going on? Don’t they want to get to know me?