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20 Tips on How to Avoid Making Common Dating Mistakes

The dating process can be complicated. Many people make some common mistakes while dating. There are so many dos and don'ts that play into the factor of dating successfully. Many people either do not know, or understand, that they are doing something wrong. These mistakes are often made in the early stages of the dating process, too. Here are 20 great tips on what you should, and should not do, to avoid making common mistakes while dating.

  1. Don't date because you are lonely. Try to enjoy being single for awhile.

  2. Date with intention.

  3. Be yourself.

  4. Make sure you are over your ex before starting to date others.

  5. Don't settle for someone that is not worthy of you, just because you don't want to be alone.

  6. Don't play hard to get.

  7. Don't date when you have a low self-esteem.

  8. Date multiple people at a one time, but not too many.

  9. Use different sources for finding dates: online dating, through friends/family, bars/clubs, etc.

  10. Don't judge your date too quickly. Give them a few dates to get to know them better.

  11. Don't talk about your exes, on the first few dates.

  12. Don't compare your current relationship/partner with any of your past relationships/partners.

  13. Save some things for in-person dating, and don't text everything you want to talk about.

  14. Don't get intimate too soon.

  15. Don't attempt to change or "fix" a person.

  16. Be honest about your feelings toward your date.

  17. Don't ignore the "red flags."

  18. Enjoy what is right with the person, and don't try to find what is wrong with the person.

  19. Continue to communicate and hang out with your friends and family.

  20. Don't get too attached too quickly. Don't talk about having a future together too soon after meeting someone.

Dating should be fun, and not complicated. The above tips are to help make the dating process a little less complicated. Now that you have some idea of where you may have, or may be going wrong, you can attempt to fix the way you are dating. Maybe then, you will me more successful at finding what you are looking for in a date. Enjoy the dating process!


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