Now that the holiday season is over and a new year has begun, maybe it's time to begin dating with a fresh approach. A new year brings with it new possibilities and the potential for a fresh romance. Forget any past dating disasters. It's time to try something new. You just have to think about dating in a slightly more creative way. Try the following techniques, and your dates could be more successful and even more life-enhancing.
Dating Out of the Ordinary
Why not try going to places that you wouldn't normally consider? Try visiting a zoo, a water park, or choose an indoor sport that you both enjoy. Whatever you choose, the aim is to pick something that is out of the ordinary. Something that gives you both an adrenaline rush has been shown in various studies to increase feelings of intimacy, especially on a first date.
Dating With a New Wardrobe
If you're lucky enough to have a range of new outfits, use them to your advantage. Don't wear your favorite pair of jeans, just because you think they are comfortable. Sometimes, simply wearing a new pair of shoes or jacket will give you enough confidence to approach your date with style. If you feel special, you will project positivity and make a good first impression.
Dating With Confidence
Always remember that this is the first time your date will meet you. Don't worry about past performances. Just be yourself and approach the dating experience with joy and enthusiasm. Nobody wants to spend an evening with a negative, impolite person. Be honest, respectful, and most importantly, have fun. If it's a first date, being confident will help to secure that important second date.
Dating With Knowledge
If you have had some dating disasters in the past, what made them so bad? Try to remember exactly what happened on each date. What was the overriding negative aspect of your date? Was it something you said? Did you behave inappropriately? Could you have listened more to the other person? Or were you too quick to judge them? With experience comes knowledge. Use what you know about yourself to your advantage.
Dating a Different Type
If you constantly pick a certain type of person to date, you could be missing out on meeting some really special people. Don't disregard someone because they have the “wrong” colour hair, or because they are two or three years older than your “ideal” age. Open your mind to new people and new experiences. You could find out that your “type” wasn't really what you needed after all.
Dating With Friends
If you always go on dates alone, why not try group dating? Take your friends, and they can invite their friends. If you have a date, ask them to invite their friends. This will help to create a more relaxed atmosphere for you all to enjoy. It will take the pressure off you and your date, and you may even create some new friendships at the same time.
If you have been on successive dates with no real success, maybe it's time to try out some new techniques. Adopting a fresh approach could help you to rekindle the passion you had when you first began dating. Why not try doing something different next time you date? Whether it's changing your physical surroundings, your physical appearance, or mental attitude, there are numerous ways to keep dating fresh and exciting.