Young Adults of St Francis

Top 5 Dating Tips…

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Everyone needs a little help now and then, from yard work to dating. The following tips provide assistance with improving your dating experience and will hopefully make your life happier and more fulfilling.

Dating Tip 1: Eye Contact
Eye contact between two people allows for discrete honesty that many people find thoroughly attractive. As a Catholic, you know you live a moral life, and the best way to convey that is by making eye contact. You don’t need to stare, or act uncomfortable, simply look at your date’s eyes when making conversation or slight glances, just to let them know you are interested. Remember, first impressions are the most important, so when you first greet your date, eye contact is even more important.

Dating Tip 2: General Appearance
Up next we have your appearance. This could be anything from what you are wearing, to your hair, makeup, etc.. Before you can make decisions on what to wear, you should first know what you are doing on your date. It may sounds silly, but many people go on dates based on what they are wearing, not the other way around. This is fine if you are just going on a casual date, or on a picnic, but when you want to impress your date with a “night on the town”, there are a few things about your appearance you should know. Make sure you are dressing for the occasion. If you are familiar with the restaurant, causally mention to your date the type of attire that is standard. If you are both wearing the proper clothing, you will be more comfortable, and the date will get off to a great start. Another aspect of appearance that many people don’t remember is confidence. There’s no need to be aggressive or cocky, simply be confident in your posture and more importantly in yourself, and have a great time. Smile, be happy, and generally enjoy your dating experience. You look great, your date looks great, you should be having a fun night, so let your smile show!

Dating Tip 3: Being Polite
Be sure your date is aware of this by doing things such as opening doors, waiting for them to sit down, not interupting while they are speaking, etc.. These courtesies make a big impression on your date, and you will feel good by being helpful and caring. Like mentioned previously, first impressions are important, so keep politeness in mind duing your first encounter with your date.

Dating Tip 4: Conversation
Many people have the most difficulty with finding things to talk about while on a date, especially the first one. To help you out a bit, here are a few conversation starters that work and will hopefully make things easier for you to get to know your date better. You are probably aware of this, but just as a reminder, avoid using “lines”. That is, keep away from cliches you have heard in movies. They might work to get someone’s attention, but as a single Catholic, you are looking for someone to form a meaningful bond with, and being sincere is the most important thing you can do.

Asking about a job is always a good starter, and relating with your date will improve that connection you are seeking to form, so choose topics you find interesting, but start on a broader scale. If you like a particular movie, ask your date what types of movies they like and build into a conversation from there. Above all, don’t pretend to be an expert on things you aren’t familiar with. It’s okay not to know something, and that gives your date an opportunity to show you something new, which also increases your connection, this is the key to succesful dating.

Dating Tip 5: The Golden Rule
“Treat Others As You Would Want to be Treated” You have probably heard this a thousand times, but when it comes to dating, it is paramount. If you treat your date like you would want to be treated, you will find a companion who enjoys the same things as you, which is your ultimate goal. That is where relationships begin to gain momentum. It’s as simple as the rule itself, just keep that in mind when on your dates and you will definately find someone who you want to be with, and who wants to be with you.

http://www.catholicpeople.com/Catholic-Dating-5-tips/

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