A Date to Remember – Quotes about Dating

Dating can be a harrowing experience at first. We’ve all been through it. The first time you have a crush, and gather the courage to ask that person on a date. You feel sweaty, anxious, and have butterflies in your stomach. And you think that rejection is the worst thing in the world.

That’s absolutely not true. Rejection is merely a part of it all. It helps you find the right one, instead of giving precious time to someone who’s not interested in you. Don’t be petty about it, and don’t stop trying just because of that one person in High School. Like most things in life, it’s all trial and error. It’s how we learn and get better at everything.

The best thing about it though is that after that first date you start to get to know each other. Dating is one of the greatest periods in a couple’s life. Romance is in full bloom and you always try doing your best while looking the part. Getting on your darling’s good graces, being attentive and open to anything. Enjoy this short but thrilling sensation because it doesn’t last long.

Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects required, not only for a pleasant date but for a long-lasting relationship.

1. Humour

To avoid awkward situations (as much as possible), you need to be dating someone with a sense of humor. That way, if you happen to do something silly, or clumsy, they won’t just think you’re a klutz. But instead, somehow, they might feel more infatuated with you. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s true! And just in case that doesn’t work out, I guess you could always try Mae West’s method: “Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” That way you can never run out of options!

I’m kidding, of course, don’t get yer knickers in a bunch.
Seriously though, break the ice with something amusing. People feel comfortable around others with a sense of humor, and more attracted. But as it is with most things, don’t over do it!

2. Confidence

Be confident, it’s bound to go a long way. Believe in yourself, and focus on your qualities, not your flaws. Make the other person see the best in you.

Try and be as natural as you can while also putting your best foot forward. And remember, people don’t like arrogance, but confidence. There’s a thin line you must not cross if you are to win over the object of your affection.

3. Honesty

It’s all sweet and cute but, even though you have the best intentions at heart, you should probably tell them when something’s bothering you.

Just a cautionary word, that might save you some trouble in the long run. Because, eventually, all the little things that nag you will start piling up. And unless you talk about them, they won’t resolve themselves. Here is a quote that exemplifies just how important communication is in a relationship: “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” Well said, Henry Winkler.

Be honest with each other. Don’t try and spare their feelings out of fear of losing them. And don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. It’s not like people are perfect. And it’s easier to understand when you’re having a civilized conversation about it, instead of waiting for that last ounce of patience to run out. If you accept each other, flaws and all, your bond will be that much stronger.

4. Balance

“Dating should be a part of your life, not your life a part of dating. There is more to life than finding a date,” stated Henry Cloud. It’s true that sometimes we are so focused on making our better halves feel better, that we forget about ourselves. Everything should be balanced out, not only in your personal life, but also work, and social life.

Your partner should not be the sole focus of your time. You both have needs which you must understand, that cannot be met by you. You both need social interactions with friends and family. We all have aspirations, dreams, and ambitions which we have to try and accomplish if we want to live happily. And we all need some alone time, to finish that book, game, or hobby without having someone interrupting you.

The One

Dating and relationships are hard work. It’s not like in the movies where “they all lived happily ever after” just moments after meeting each other for the first time.
It requires patience, understanding, love, trust, and respect. That is if you are in it for the long run and are willing to commit.

If you just want the thrill of the dating game then enjoy the fun! You don’t have to be “Mr. / Mrs. Right”, but you can certainly be someone’s pleasant memory and a valuable lesson.
Live your life as you please, making the best of each moment, and with the people you love. Life is too short to be wasted on things you dislike or make you feel like you’re not up to par.

Be proud of who you are, and make it your goal to become the best version of yourself. Doing so will guarantee to find your soulmate.

 

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