Dating Do’s

07 Feb

Are you just loved by other people’s Mom’s, instantly likeable with new friends, licked by dogs you meet everywhere, but when it comes to dating you feel like an epic fail? Suddenly you’re confessing to the extensive google stalk you did the week prior, nervously start talking about your exes, or lose the facial muscles that make you smile? Relax, chill, do your homework and pick up my tips on dating do’s and don’ts.

  1. Recognize the importance of body language on a date

Mirroring other’s person body language is usually a sign of attraction. Studies have shown that we are more likely to like people who mimic us. For example, crossing your legs after they do or touching your chin subtly shortly after them certainly sends signals of pleasure.

Also, balancing the right level of eye contact is crucial; you don’t want to appear too dominant or intense but at the same time, you still need to maintain a sense of confidence that comes from solid eye contact.

  1. Smile… and the world will smile with you

There is nothing like a warm, all teeth bearing smile that will create a great first impression and put you and the other person at ease on a date. Smiling, is also infectious and research has shown that due to fear of rejection, 90% of men won’t approach a woman unless openly invited by a genuine smile!

  1. The art of conversation

Keep conversation light and fun. A major dating faux pas is turning the date into an interview. Use this date as an opportunity to explore whether you have shared values. Opening up conversations around this subject matter are far more interesting than mundane work questions. Getting the other person talking about things they are passionate about and find exciting will make for a much more enjoyable date.

  1. Act confident

Confidence is attractive, there is no doubt about that. If you are not naturally confident, then try to act confident as it can be a learned skill; the more you do it, the easier it will become. Another tip to help with any potential confidence issues, would be to choose the location for the date and wear something that you look nice in and are comfortable with. This will make you feel like your best version of ‘you’, which is what it’s all about in the dating game.

  1. Have a positive mindset

Make sure you are in a positive mindset before going on a date. People are attracted to those who are leading active lives; best dates are after a busy week, or after you have done something exciting. This upbeat/positive energy will be projected onto the other person, which is attractive.

 

Do you live in New York? Bored of idle bar chat, uncommitted city-goers, the same old dates night after night? If you’re looking for true love, why not get in touch with The Vida Consultancy? An international, award-winning NYC matchmaking agency, our network boasts only the most exceptional singletons, both from New York and all over the world, all of them just waiting for that special someone. Call us today.

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by Gina Yannotta

Chief Operating Officer, New York City.

Gina Yannotta is Head Matchmaker & Chief Operating Officer at Vida’s New York office. Gina’s unyielding passion for the field, in combination with her extensive experience in matchmaking, has allowed her to orchestrate successful and everlasting relationships amongst her clients. Tasked with running the Manhattan office, Gina utilizes her interpersonal skills and relationship expertise to make a splash in the matchmaking pool, personally connecting her clients with their ultimate match while simultaneously taking advantage of the endless possibilities that NYC offers to its client-base.More by this author