Dating takes practice, and might not come naturally to everyone. But there’s a science behind it.
The director of “relationship science” at the dating app Hinge recently shared a few ways to enhance your dating game. Here are four tips . . .
- Don’t worry if there’s not a “spark” right away. Only 11% of people say they “fell in love at first sight.” So stop using it as a marker of romance, or you could miss out.
- Set specific dating goals. Finding someone takes motivation, and it can be helpful to set small, achievable goals. That way you won’t get overwhelmed. Like aiming for one date a week, even if it’s just coffee after work.
- Take another look at your “deal-breakers.” Like height, for example. Is it really a deal-breaker, or just a preference? If you’ve got stuff like that in your dating profile, you’re probably filtering out a lot of great people. So try to be open-minded.
- Give everyone a second date. Okay . . . maybe not EVERYONE. But first dates are weird, and we’re always nervous. So giving people more than one chance can help you find that “diamond in the rough.”