In celebration of Valentine’s Day this month, we wanted to share with you some top tips on how to master your dating decorum. For all of you singletons out there, we hope that 2018 is your year for finding love! Today’s dating era is far more complicated than ever before due to the boom of dating website and apps meaning that for many, finding ‘the one’ can mean enduring an endless string of embarrassing ‘blind’ dates. But fear not, we are here to help make your dating days pleasurable and successful by following the advice below…
The right person will like you for who you are so you don’t need to hide facts from your date. Doing so will only cause frustration and potentially waste time for you both. So, be up front about your current situation. Let them know if you’re only looking for something casual, if you have kids, or if you own a house 100 miles away and never plan on moving. Be honest about who you are and what you want and Mr or Mrs Right will appear soon enough.
Ensure you smell divine
The dating scene can be cut-throat and there is a lot of competition out there, which is why it’s important to leave a lasting impression, so why don’t you choose a scent that lingers along with your wit and conversation? Forever’s 25th Edition Eau de Parfum and the equivalent cologne have been expertly blended, using nature’s finest ingredients, and both are perfect for all types of occasion.
Flaunt your smile
Never underestimate the power of the smile - a smile says you’re open, friendly and kind-hearted. Keep your smile in tip-top condition by using Forever Bright Toothgel. This minty, non-fluoride gel contains high quality ingredients and it’ll keep your breath fresh (quite important when you’re dating!) and your teeth clean. Ensuring you have plump and kissable lips is also key, so make sure you pop an Aloe Lips into your bag for date nights.
Did you know: 58% of people in London said they’d rule out a second date if their date had BAD BREATH?
Master a confident greeting
When you’re on a first date, there’s nothing worse than an awkward greeting (except maybe an uncomfortable goodbye), but often such awkwardness stems from hesitation. Avoid hovering and waiting to see how the other person reacts by taking control of the situation and leading the greeting and goodbye with confidence.
Down your drinks
Dating can of course be extremely nerve-wracking and there is nothing wrong with a glass of Dutch courage to help you through, but it’s often very easy for one glass to turn into six! Try to pace yourself and set yourself a drink limit before you begin so that you can remain in control.
Do all the talking
Verbal diarrhoea is not an attractive quality so if you tend to waffle on try to think up some questions to give your date a chance to converse. If their response is short, ask another question until you find their passion – just make sure you don’t go into job interview mode; keep the conversation balanced and light.
Don’t treat your date like a personal counsellor by pouring out your woes and troubles. Your date doesn’t deserve to leave feeling drained so try to stick to topics of conversation that fill you with excitement, joy and passion.
Invade personal space
Respecting someone’s personal space is always a good idea so if you’re a ‘touchy-feely’ person, it’s wise to consciously hold back your instinct and keep a reasonable distance from your date.
Talk about your ex
If your date asks about your dating history, try to keep your response brief rather than giving them detailed insight into the failings of your past relationships. It doesn’t matter how over it you are, if you waffle on about communication breakdown and trust issues, alarm bells will begin to sound and your date will run a mile!
Do you have any dating tips you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you, by posting in the comments section below.