Updated: Jan 23
Dating can and should be fun and exciting but we understand that it can also be daunting and intimidating. You may be someone who likes going out and meeting people or you may be more of an introvert who finds the idea of putting yourself out there really awkward. Whichever type you are, you will find these five key tips helpful for a successful and happy dating experience.
1. There's No Rush
One of the most important tips for women is to stop putting pressure on themselves to find someone as soon as possible. All too often, women are worried they won't meet anyone, they feel all their friends are in relationships, they are fearful that they are running out of time to have a family, or feel as though they're reaching an age where it's time to settle down. However, if you approach dating with this idea of a ticking clock, it's only going to make the process that much more stressful and difficult. It's important to bear in mind that finding the right person can take time.
2. Try New Dating Methods
Women shouldn't be afraid to try new ways of meeting people. There's no need to sign up for every dating app, but it will be helpful if you can be more open-minded and accept the new ways that people meet today. There is a chance that you might meet someone at a bar, at the supermarket, or while you're waiting in line at a coffee shop, but what's the harm in increasing your chances of meeting someone by joining a dating app, going to a singles event or engaging with the services of a professional matchmaking agency. Putting yourself out there in different ways can make you a smarter dater as well as increase your chances of meeting someone truly special.
3. Be Reasonable and Manage Your Expectations
It is important for women to have realistic expectations about the people they date. For instance, if you only want to date someone who is over six feet, is an immaculate dresser, owns a property and drives a nice car, you're setting yourself up for failure from the start. Rather than focusing on the superficial, you should think about what's actually important in a relationship, such as respect and trust. If you want to meet someone who shares your interests and values rather than fixating on someone who is wealthy and owns a fancy car, you are more likely to find a meaningful relationship.
4. Date on Your Terms
An important lesson to remember is that women should date in ways that are respectful to themselves. You really don't have to go out on a date every single night or even every month. If you are devoting all of your time and energy to dating rather than keeping up with friends and family, pursuing your interests and taking time for yourself, then you're likely going to experience dating burnout. Be respectful of your own time and interests and date on your terms. That way, the dates you do have will be far more enjoyable and meaningful. Remember dating can and should be fun!
5. Don't Settle With Someone Who Doesn't Meet Your Needs
While it's important for you to keep your expectations in check as outlined in tip 3 above, it definitely doesn't mean that you should settle with someone who doesn't meet your needs. You should be selective and have realistic standards when it comes to finding your match. And if you are choosing to be with someone because you're worried that you'll never meet someone better, or you feel the clock is ticking, or you don't think that you'll meet anyone better, we would suggest that it's time to work on building your self-esteem and confidence. Settling for someone is never the answer. Remember, you deserve to be with someone who makes you happy and even if it takes some time, there really will be the right person out there.
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