The Perfect Woman’s Guide To Dating! [Infographic]

We can perfectly recall stories told to us by other men or women about the perils of online dating. The difficulty of not seeing the other person personally, the easy misunderstandings that pure emotions and eye contact couldn’t resolve (because the digital instruments we have couldn’t help any), and some troublesome people who “catfish” their way into your lives only to fool you. For women, this are just some of the things you need to be aware of.

Introducing Your Significant Other To Your Parents In Four Steps

It’s that do-or-die time for you and your boyfriend or girlfriend. Your parents are asking about the two of you and would like to meet the person who stole your heart. Parents could be three things. They can be overprotective. They could be skeptical about the other person’s capabilities, or they’re highly concerned about how fast your relationship is going. But you’ll need both your parents’ approval if you want a healthy and stable relationship. Here’s five ways to effectively introduce your significant other to your parents.

1. Talk to Your Partner

Talk to your partner. Tell him or her that you would like to introduce him or her to your parents, but only during the time he or she is ready. Do not be forceful. Let it come as a suggestion. If the other person really loves you, they’ll come around. They’ll tell you exactly when would they want to meet your family.

One way to do this is to talk to them and tell them the strength of your feelings and bond with him or her and then break your plan to them slowly but surely.

Another way is to suggest that you find better security if your parents knew who you were spending time with alone on weekends or during holidays.

2. The Magic Siblings Could Do For You

We’ve received countless stories about boyfriends and girlfriends spending time with their significant other and their siblings for the first time. Introducing your boyfriend to your brother helps you get another perspective about your partner, and their insight is best useful in many situations. If he or she likes your significant other, him or her could offer advice as to how to talk to your parents.

Siblings also size-up your partner if he or she is good for you. If your siblings approve, so will your parents. The best thing about siblings is that they try to understand and have no discrimination or prejudice as much as how parents would due to their overprotective or anxious nature.

3. Talk To The Right Parent

When talking about your significant other, have the right parent know that they’re about to meet your family. Start with your father if you’re introducing your girlfriend to your mother. Start with your father if it’s the other way around. Your parents have gone through the same situation during their younger years, and they may offer you insight on what to do (about your mom or dad as well).

Have this parent meet your significant other for the first time before the more concerning parent. Once one parent likes your partner, the other would follow suit, eventually.

4. Bring His Or Her Allies With You

Your boyfriend or girlfriend will need back-up, and this is when your siblings would come in to help save the day. Invite them to a formal family gathering with your significant other. Your parent, whom you have talked to and liked your significant other, will definitely vouch for him or her.

Make sure each sibling tells something good about your significant other in an indirect way. Talk about his or her industry with the sibling. Have your sibling ask questions about his or her career, his or her stability, even his or her relationship history if he or she is comfortable with it. Filter out the facts to the one parent who hasn’t given approval yet. Eventually, this parent will be convinced, given that the entire family, except for him or her, has already given their approval.

5 Ideas to Start Your Online Dating Conversation

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You’ve joined an online dating site, and someone has caught your eye.

So, what now?

How do you start conversations online?

With a joke?

How about a chat up line?

The first message you send can make or break your chances of a successful first date. And so it’s important you get it right. Also, saying the right things when online dating is a very much fragile thing. After all, first impressions matter especially when you’re not meeting face to face.

1. Humour works a treat

Most online daters are looking for ‘someone that can make them laugh’. Avoid being cheesy though. Aim your joke at something you both have in common. Perhaps something in her profile.

Maybe a movie? How about a film quote? I remember one of my friends told me that it sure does work when a man is making a girl laugh with some silly jokes. It can also brighten the tense atmosphere of the date.

2. Everyone loves a compliment

I also do love being complemented in, may it be my looks or my qualities.

Complimenting someone can actually make their confidence level go up. Do prove you’ve actually read her profile with a compliment about her taste in music, a great restaurant, or a country he’s visited.

Warm compliments work well in first messages, but superficial ones can have a reverse effect, or come across as weird – so stick to something factual.

3. Start with shared interests

Finding some common ground can open the door for great conversation. Look through his/her music interests, favourite foods, their job and try and spark up conversation based on what they’re into.

Daters with common interests can strengthen their bonding as they will have a lot of things to talk and discuss about. If ever I have a date with less common interest, our conversations will be very limited as we don’t have any topic of conversation to talk about.

4. Ask a question

I always ask questions about my dates.

I always try to ask about their personal life, interests and goals. I encourage you to ask a question but do make sure it’s an open one, or the conversation could end before it’s begun.

Avoid suggesting a face-to-face date in your first message, instead stick to something you’ve seen on their profile.

Do you share the same music taste? Has she seen your favourite band live?

5. Nervous? Keep it simple

Get their attention with a simple ‘hey’. It’s tested, and it works.

One time, when I was out on a date and was really nervous, I immediately drank the water the waitress served and uttered the word, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m very nervous’. And my date laughed. Your initial message should be straight and to the point – but make sure you follow up with something more creative, perhaps an open question, or a straight forward how are you?

If ever your online dating is a success. How will you ever to try and make your date fall for you? Be sure to check out sites about how to flirt properly. Happy dating!

What is Attraction In Today’s Society? [Video]

You’d want to date someone simply because they are physically attractive. You’d also want to date someone because of their personality and great sense of humor. But most of all, you’d date someone simply because you like them or you love their ‘aura’.

But what is it that makes the male attracted to the female, or the female attracted to the male? Let’s find out in this episode!