One of the main pieces of information both men and women seek out on the internet is dating advice. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Everyone wants to find a catch, and wants to be a catch, and they want the tools to do so. Well, it is a jungle out there in the dating world, and today we decided to help all the single women out there with some advice. Think you already know it all? Well, sorry to break it to you but you don’t. Guess what? No one does. There’s always room for improvement, and there’s no such thing as learning too much. Dating is tough, but it can get a whole lot easier if you have the right tips and tools working in your favor. That’s where we come in. So buckle up and enjoy the crucial dating advice we’re about to share with you.

Be open minded.

This dating advice is crucial. Ladies, first dates rarely ever go exactly as we plan. Let’s be honest, almost nothing in life goes the way we expect it to all the time. That’s why it’s crucial to be open-minded in the dating world. You might think you know exactly what you’re looking for in a man and have all of these deal breakers that could ruin your chance at love. This is a pretty serious matter. A woman might meet an amazing guy; he’s perfect in every way except one: he hates cats. And you love cats. And you can’t stomach the thought of dating someone who hates cats when you own two that you consider your babies. Or maybe he’s two inches shorter than your height requirement. So you decide he’s not right for you. WHAT THE HELL?! Don’t, I repeat, DON’T do that. Okay- so the cat thing might be a petty example, but you get my point. You have to be open-minded and be willing to adjust what your idea of a perfect man is, or else no one will ever be good enough for you.

Don’t cyber stalk.

It’s 2016, and everyone has, at least, one if not two social media profiles, that’s why this piece of dating advice is important. As tempting as it is to search their name in Facebook or Instagram, hold back. People are usually very different than they’re portrayed online, but often women forget this. They think they have the dude all figured out after literally 5 minutes of examining their Instagram feed. They pre-judge them, put them in a box, or even decide they don’t want to go out anymore. Ridiculous, right? And since you already have seen pictures of him with his family, his beloved dog Chuck, and him playing softball in an adult men’s league, asking about himself over dinner becomes weird. Like you already know what he’s talking about before he opens his mouth. Stop letting social media play such a big role in your dating life and let the first date be your first impression instead of their profile.

Don’t drop anything deep too soon.

Among other things, there’s no reason you should bring up marriage or the number of kids you want on your first or second date. Sure, these things are important but not appropriate to discuss too soon. It gives off the vibe that you’re either desperate, socially inept or are already intending on something turning serious after less than an hour with the person. Sure, this date could turn into something serious, but play it cool and let things happen organically instead of throwing commitment down their throat too fast. Also, please leave all of the ex-baggage at the dump. There’s no reason for you to bring up your ex unless they’re Bon Jovi, and even then it might be unnecessary.

Be confident.

This is awesome dating advice, no matter how simple it is. The cheesy saying “confidence is key” is an oldie but a goodie, because it’s true. A confident woman is the most attractive and unstoppable thing on the planet. And the funny thing is, it’s so easy to be confident no matter how down in the dumps you are. All you have to do is tell yourself you’re awesome, beautiful, sexy, and eventually, you’ll believe it. Don’t think so? Well then fake it until you become it. Men have said over and over again that a confident woman is a beautiful woman- no matter how they look. So why are you still doubting yourself? Instead of being timid, anxious, and awkward- take the reins and make sure your first date is the best one yet. It could be as simple as choosing where to eat. When the guy asks what sounds good, instead of saying “oh I don’t know whatever you want,” be like “sushi sounds excellent!”

Don’t jump to sexual conclusions.

Okay, this piece of dating advice could be a touchy subject for some, and rightfully so. I hate to break it to you, but the first time two people who are dating have sex isn’t as it is in the movies. It’s not always steamy, sexy, smooth, and passionate. No, it’s awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes downright bad. Most women will run to their BFFs and proclaim OMG we have zero sexual chemistry I’m never seeing him again. STOP. Don’t do that. For some reason, people think that sexual chemistry is automatically there or not- which is sometimes the case. But most of the time, sexual chemistry grows and becomes amazing, but maybe not the first couple times around. The point is, don’t let a bad first sexual experience be a dealbreaker. Give it a go a few more times and see what it takes to make the magic happen.

Ladies, we hope that you take our dating advice to the heart. All of these tips are sure to arm you with tools to have more successful dating experiences. If nothing else, give one of our tips a shot and see where it takes you.

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