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How To Spot The Classic Case Of Bad Dates

Sep 15, 2008
There is nothing wrong with online dating, no matter what anyone tells you. In fact, more and more people are becoming used to the idea that the Internet is just another way to meet people who have the potential of being your life partner.

In this fast-paced environment, people just ca not be expected to dance around and be coy. Online dating sites have made your job easier in finding someone you may already have something in common with, eliminates the clumsy beginnings of a pick-up lines, and also weeds out potential crazies from your list.

Still, you can never be too careful. While online dating sites can do you the favor letting you choose people you date according to the information they provided, you have to remember that there are always a lot of things eliminated from that list. Be aware that, like any other dating situation, there can be hits and there can be misses you just have to know which one is which.

Here are some dating tips: First, pick out the narcissist. He is the person you talks on and on about himself, his job, his potentials, his greatness...and if he does ask about you, it all ends up with himself again. This guy can be a great bore, plus he does not need you as a date, he just needs to date himself. It should not be too easy to ditch this guy, but he may be just too in love with himself that he wont think that he is doing anything wrong. Cut the date short if he invites you anywhere else. More importantly, make it firm and succinct that you wont want to date him again. It lets you break off easily, and also gives him the idea that if he missed this one coming, then he must have done something wrong hopefully letting him realize it.

Busy people may mean they are doing something really important, but establishing a connection should not be too hard. If your potential date keeps answering their phone calls, or keeps whipping out their mobiles to text replies to someone else, then do not bother. Unless he is a doctor or an important political figure like the governor of the state, then there is no excuse. Being with you means he should be committed to at least showing you a good time, so if he ca not even give that, what are the chances he will give you his full attention when you need it in the future? Save yourself the heartbreak and just walk away. Chances are, he wont even notice.

Finally, just because you are single does not mean you are not into the potential of staying that way. Dating can be a way for you to enjoy yourself, find other singles out there willing to be with you. It does not have to be a world-changing experience, but you do not have to stay with a bad date that is steadily becoming worse.

If he has several and by that, we mean numerous unforgivable characteristics, try to list in your head if you are willing to settle. No movies you have in common, no sense of humor, nothing to tie you to that moment instead of letting your imagination fly while he is talking, then there is no point. You do not have to be loaded with dating advices to know that this one just is not going to cut it. If he calls, be polite and thank him for the nice time, but do not try to encourage him anymore. Do not trust those romantic comedy movies. There is always the chance he is better than you thought he would be, but not seeing it during the first few dates may and you are not seeing the relationship going anywhere, then it is likely not going to.

It is not a fool-proof list, and bad dates can always arm themselves with different disguises, but if you learn how to judge your reactions and read their interest on you, then you will not end up wasting your time. Dating requires that you actually enjoy it enough to want to see that person again. Being single can be fun, but it is always better if you enjoy it with someone else and not simply bemoaning the fact while on a bad date.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating for singles.
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