No matter what age you are it always helps if you are still single to get advice about dating. The Dummies Guide to Dating is a helpful resource for some people. It is a little bit different of an approach than some other resources intended to help people become successful in relationships and dating.
Whether you are just looking for a fun date for the week or you are looking for a lifelong partner and companion this book can help you. The tips in it are presented in a very practical way for both people who are seeking a short-term relationship as well as those who are interested in finding a mate.
The focus in this book is not just on finding the right lines to say to someone, as if you are picking up a person in a bar to bring home for the night. Rather, is it about the overall impression you are sending potential dates while you attempt to communicate with them.
About the Contents
The Dummies Guide to Dating provides quite a wide range of useful dating information. One of the most important pieces of advice presented in this practical work is on personal hygiene.
Now, personal hygiene is not about being overly obsessed about the way you look. Rather, it is about taking a shower, brushing your teeth, grooming your nails, combing your hair, and using deodorant. It is about presenting yourself in the best possible light, working with both your physical assets as well as your physical shortcomings.
Another major point discussed in this book is on self-confidence. Without it you will come across very insecure and you will impress no one. Part of showing that you have confidence in yourself is making eye contact with your date or potential date.
It also involves being polite and nice while on a first date (and beyond) and remaining as positive as possible. Even if you are a little bit nervous, the fact that you can strike up a conversation and keep in going while on a date would be to your advantage.
Be careful, of course, not to be too self-absorbed though. You should ask as many questions as possible of your potential date/partner and try to listen as much as you talk if you are naturally more outgoing.
While you are on a date, you can also look for signs that your partner is interested (without being too obvious that you are wondering if he/she is interested, of course). For instance, if he/she laughs at your jokes, touches you while waving his/her hands flirtatiously, or remains looking at you directly the chance is there is some interest.
However, if the person looks away quite a bit as if he or she wants to leave you are in trouble. If you are in this situation you have usually one of two choices-either to try harder which often will not help or you can find a graceful way to end the date early and say goodnight.