So I decided to spend some time trying to make the process of dating itself more fun. TL; DR for the impatient: Pay for professional photos, put a lot of effort into your profile, pay for extra features, only go on dates you will enjoy even if it turns out you’re not attracted to the other person, be picky, reject people quickly, never give reasons for rejections, don’t think about people who reject you, reframe bad experiences as great stories to tell your friends, pay attention to red flags, use helpful tools, try the new dating app Bumble if you are a straight feminist man or woman.
The full-length version is pretty long, so I split the tips into the following categories: Disclaimers: This isn’t a “10 tips for getting a great partner, like I did!
there are a lot of people who are, but we're not it."Really? At the very least, I always had funny date stories to share. Is that why we're one of the best city for singles and not singles-looking-to-settle down?
1000s of interesting people are ready to share your interests and love experience!That means really appreciating your strengths, understanding your challenges and not allowing them to define you.In the development of all relationships, it’s important to recognize your boundaries, when they are being crossed and finding constructive ways to express your feelings.Looking at the bitter, angry comments on many other profiles, it looks like I’m not alone in feeling that way.Most people will have to go on a lot of not-right dates to find someone who is a good match for them, and if you’re a straight woman, you’re even more likely to get a lot of insults and threats along the way as well.