Dating first meeting tips
Today I’m going to show you how to set up the best possible Date Zero (DZ), the very first face-to-face date with a man you’ve met online or through a dating app.While you can’t control for chemistry or a soulmate-level connection, there are effective ways to screen out duds, scammers, and guys who just aren't that into you.This is the kind of negative spiral my guidelines are designed to protect you against.
So, please lower your expectations for any new guy.
Never get overly excited about a date or invest your emotions in a man who hasn’t yet demonstrated, over multiple dates, that he’s in this for the long haul. Whether you’re on Tinder, e Harmony, or any other dating site, always let men pick you out from the crowd and never contact a suggested match first—not even a simple emoticon.
Even good guys can let their manners slip with women they are socially unconnected to.
When your sister-in-law sets you up with her single co-worker, that dude is on notice to treat you like gold; otherwise, word will get out and there will be negative consequences for his poor form. To him, you are some random dot on the graph of life.
While the starting point for my advice is The Rules book series by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I also layer in my own strategies—the tips I share with private clients and that I followed, personally, to date for marriage.Any single woman can meet great guys online, but you do have to be disciplined, screen carefully, and always choose quality over quantity. Rule 1: Lower your expectations (but not your standards).