If you find yourself
in this position, you are not alone. Watch
this video by April Beyer where she talks about dating
in your 30s.
The first thing to learn
about dating is that in order to be successful,
you need to have a degree of self-awareness and knowledge, attitudes and skills
about how to form romantic relationships. We aim
to help you improve your dating performance by
raising your self-awareness and your knowledge
Romantic Ideals. Do you believe in romantic
destiny and think that potential relationship
partners are either meant for each other or not?
Or do you believe that successful relationships
grow over time, and that challenges in a
relationship make lover stronger? This
will have a fundamental impact on how you
approach and handle dates.
Characteristics. Personality traits have a
big impact on the way you date. For example, traits such as
extraversion and empathy influence how you
approach relationships, the types of
relationships you prefer and how you come across
to other people. Some of the online dating sites
will identify potential partners for you through
Conversational Skills. The ability to hold a
conversation is crucial in forming and
sustaining a successful romantic relationship.
Are you a good talker or a good listener and can
you do both well. Watch this dating advice video
for women where Matt
Hussey talking about making conversation.
Dating Skills. There are also a whole bunch
of other specific skill sets you need to be
successful in different stages of dating--for
example, finding dates, asking for a date,
flirting and sexual intimacy.
Our scientifically researched
and tested dating quiz is designed to help you
develop your understanding of what these skills
are, assess your current position against them
and provide advice and tips to put you on the
road to success.