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20 Expert Dating Tips From The Matchmakers At Executive Search Dating

1. Always look great. Looking and feeling your best indicates confidence. Being more confident will help you get through that first date with ease.1. Wear too much makeup or perfume – No one likes to see a painted face so tone down the lipsticks and blushes.  Too much perfume will only make someone run in the opposite direction of the fumes. 


2. Be on time – The last thing you want to do is make a bad impression on your date. If you are late, they will think that you don’t care, or even worse, they may not hang around for you to turn up.2. Talk about yourself all night – There is nothing worse then a person that loves to talk about themselves all the time. The date is about getting to know each other so show interest in the other person. 


3. Make your date feel comfortable – We all feel like a bag of nerves on our first date with someone; so by making them feel comfortable, you will also be able to relax and enjoy yourself.3. Talk about past relationships.  Nobody wants to hear you drone on about your ex and what he or she did or didn’t do. Concentrate on this one, and see if you can get to the second date. 


4. Keep the conversation alive – That dreaded silence when no one knows what to say can seem to last for a lifetime and will make both of you think the other is boring. Jot down a few questions you would like to ask. Practicing for the date can make all the difference.4. Answer your cell phone- it is rude to take calls during dates unless it’s an emergency.  Show someone that your personal life is a priority.  Please try to leave the cell phone off if you can and be attentive to the person sitting across you. 


5. Good eye contact- shows interest and confidence.5. Get drunk! – Don’t take this opportunity to embarrass yourself and blow your chances of a second date even if you don’t want a second chance. 


6. Be confident – Confidence says a lot about a person. Being more confident will help you get through that first date with ease.6. Be overly persistent in asking for a number-If someone wants to give you their number let them voluntarily give it you.  If your date doesn’t give you their number but you want to ask them out, ask once and stop there. Persistence is unattractive.  If the date is going well,  you can exchange personal information at your discretion. 


7. Be authentic=Be yourself – You won’t fool anyone by pretending to be someone you are not. ….it isn’t attractive.7. Try to be something you are not – You will only attract the way that you act. Genuineness and honesty are attractive so don’t pretend to be something you are  not.
8. Focus on positive topics – Conversations can go in many directions and may bring up differences in opinion-respect people’s differences in taste, style and opinions.8. If you invite someone to dinner beyond the initial introduction then please take responsibility and pay for the bill.  It is rude to ask someone out and not offer to pay the bill.
9. Take an interest in them – Listen to them when they are talking.  Be interested in what they have to say and show interest in getting to know them better. 


9. Show discouragement if there is no chemistry or spark.  Respect the individual across from you, as they may be feeling the same- it’s just a date.
10. Enjoy yourself.  Look forward to good conversation and meeting someone who you otherwise would not have met. 



10. Ask why someone is using a dating service!!! People hire dating services to increase the chances of meeting better quality people. The service is a pre-screening and filtering intermediary for some and for others another social channel.  Don’t embarrass yourself or your date during this line of questioning.


10 Social Media Dating Do’s And Don’ts

They say social media has changed everything, but has it changed dating? Has it made it easier (or harder) to find a lasting relationship?

In other words: does getting more ‘likes’, lead to more ‘Love’?

The truth is this: learn the rules of social media dating, and you may just turn a ‘virtual relationship’ into ‘a relationship’.

Here are the rules of social media dating:

DO: meet in person. Real chemistry happens in the real world. Put your computer or Smartphone down and meet someone for a coffee or casual drink. Only by meeting someone in person will you know if there is romantic potential.

DON’T: mistake ‘Friending’ with ‘Meeting in person’. Both have value, but if you’re serious about meeting someone, prioritize face-to-face meetings over virtual connections.

DO: follow up! If you’ve enjoyed meeting someone, tell them so with a simple note, message or text afterwards. Common courtesy and kindness are never outdated.

DON’T: be creepy. If someone’s not interested in you, ‘Facebook stalking’ or ‘Sexting’ them will annoy them, and likely ruin any chance that they’ll introduce you to their hot friend who might be perfect for you!

DO: take your time. Not everything in life is made to happen at the speed of light. Take the time to really get to know somebody by spending quality time together, doing things that you both enjoy.

DON’T: rush it. Changing your Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ is not an acceptable way of letting someone know you want to be with them. Talk about it first, and respect their feelings if they would prefer to keep your relationship status private.

DO: be social! Dating is a numbers game, so connecting with new people on social media can expand your personal network, and put some spark in your dating life.

DON’T: be a ‘text spammer’! Sending endless texts or messages to someone before meeting them in person can send the message that you’re not serious… or simply not someone they want to meet in person.

DO: be open-minded! Social media is here to stay, and helps many people feel more connected in their world. Whether you love it or hate it, be respectful of your partner’s views on social media, even if they differ from yours.

DON’T: blog about your date! Unless you’ve discussed it with your partner, avoid sharing your experience (good or bad) with the world. In the world of dating, privacy matters.


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7 Dating Habits Of Highly Successful Singles

Why do some singles get better results from dating than others?  While some singles date and date to no avail, others end up meeting not just one but a number of potential relationship partners. But why?

The answer is not so much who they ARE, but more about their DATING APPROACH. The reality is that what’s on the outside (physical appearance, sex appeal, charisma, etc.) is less important than what’s on the inside… here are 7 habits that will lead you to more success in your dating life:

  1. Get serious: success in life (and dating) rarely happen by pure chance. Successful people prioritize important things, and that includes meeting someone special. Make time in your busy schedule for meeting new people.
  2. Be proactive: break free from your comfort zone, and try some new ways to meet people. Visit a new neighborhood, try a new hot-spot, approach some new people and say ‘hi’, hire a matchmaker. The more new people you meet, the more comfortable you’ll feel doing it, and the higher the chances of meeting someone you click with.
  3. Be reliable: if you make plans with someone, avoid cancelling or changing plans last minute. First impressions matter in life, and in dating. Being true to your word is an important and effective first step in dating.
  4. Be on time: letting your date wait alone at a restaurant or lounge will likely scuttle any chances of a second date. Be on time, and if its a busy or new place, arrive a bit early to ensure you are there when your date arrives.  If you are running late, call or text your date or the venue to let them know.
  5. Be focused: put your phone away and focus on the person you’re with. You may think that receiving calls and texts sends the message that you are important. In fact, it sends the message that you are not polite nor serious.
  6. Be engaged: come prepared with some fun stories and topics to discuss, and aim to spend as much time actively listening as talking. Having an enjoyable first date is the best way to get to a second date and beyond.
  7. Follow up and follow through: if the first date is going well, arrange the second date right then and there. Regardless of how the first date has gone, a thank you call, message or note is a common courtesy that never goes out of style. Even if you didn’t click with them, they may know someone who’s perfect for you!