Online dating 101
Here are some things to remember when you’re part of the online dating pool: Our lives are defined by technology, and the dating scene certainly has changed because of it.The Internet, social networking sites, and cell phones are ubiquitous, but you have to use each of them with caution when you’re meeting potential dates and going on dates.To calm yourself and get ready to have a great time on your date, try these stress-busting techniques.To relax before a date or any other potentially anxiety-ridden experience, try square breathing: Inhale to the count of four, hold to the count of four, exhale to the count of four, and hold for four.Here are some hints: Dating doesn’t have to turn your nerves upside down.Learn to manage your stress and make it work for you.
Whether your long-term goal is to get married and start a family or to set sail around the world in a sailboat built for two, you start in the same place: on a first date.
Arrange to meet him in a public place for the first couple of dates.
When you know more about him, he can pick you up and drop you off at home, but don’t invite him in just yet – even if he pleads that he urgently has to use your bathroom.
The point of flirting with your date is interest; that’s why it’s so alluring.
Here are some flirting do’s and don’ts: These days, you’re almost as likely to meet a potential date online as in person.