The Dating Game Archive

You’re Not That Good at Dating You’re not that good at dating, are you? You’re either nervous, shy, or too handsome for your own good—or maybe you’re just completely terrible. Either way, it’s no surprise that you’re either not getting any attention or you’re just settling for a one-night stand. Are you wondering how to give a great first impression, or can you find someone who is willing to help? Why You’re Having So Much Trouble You’ve always struggled with dating, and whether it’s fear of rejection, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness, you’re not dating well, because you’re just not that confident. You get excited about someone, send them a message, and then come to the realization that you really have nothing in common with them. Plus, you’re just not attractive, which means you’re constantly wondering why you’re the only one still single. You’ve been to The City, and you know what the club scene is like—you’ve met a lot of people in your time, and you’re just not cut out for the game. You’re intimidated by the idea of dating, and you’re too busy or too nervous to even get out and find someone who will love you and accept you. G/O Media may get a commission LG 75-Inch 8K TV Buy for $2150 from BuyDig Use the promo code ASL250 Do You Really Want a Relationship? There’s no sense in you getting involved with someone if you aren’t really interested in being with them. You spend the whole time complaining that you aren’t attractive enough, aren’t getting enough attention, or are in no position to settle down. Sure, you’ve been to bars, cafes, and clubs, and you’ve dated a few people—but your heart isn’t really in it. It has never been, but it’s only more difficult now. You’ve been reading the advice for women everywhere who want to find a good guy, and you’re afraid that if you don’t start up with someone soon, you’re missing out. Here’s the thing: You don’t have to settle. You can decide you want a relationship, and you can decide you don’t want a relationship. You have a right to make that decision, and it’s something you should do for yourself. You have a right to tell the universe that you aren’t interested in dating, that you want a good night, and
Read on, and never be afraid to start a conversation with a stranger or accept someone’s invitation to take a chance on a first date ever again. 1. What’s your favorite class? Aspiring musicians and authors will be the only ones familiar with and lucky to have taken a class they love with other people. And, hey, feeling good about yourself and feeling confident on a first date are two things you can’t learn in any class. 2. What’s your favorite band? Listening to your favorite band through headphones in a walk to the club and a first date is probably pretty much the most fun you will have with any band. 3. What’s your favorite book? Any book can be great—by the books is a great way to meet someone—but if you’re looking for true love, you can’t beat The Great Gatsby. 4. What’s your favorite movie? Go see a first date movie with your date. When you see Annie Hall in the theater, have a conversation with the guy next to you and you’ll feel a little less nervous about the date you have in store. 5. What was the last TV show you watched? Yes, we get it, you’ve seen Friends and Sex in the City, but a first date is different than a sitcom date. If you don’t know what to watch, and it isn’t the episode you’re afraid of, a bad movie would be much less likely to send you into a tailspin. 6. What do you do in your downtime? Let’s be honest: You’re going to be busy on a first date. Even if you don’t have much of a social life, it’s always good to see if you have something in common with the person you’re meeting. 7. What’s your favorite song? When someone’s singing a love song in a crowded club—whether they’re your date or a friend—it shows you that they’ve got a good heart. The first time you hear a song on the radio on a date, chances are it’s going to be a song that will come to mind when you hear your own new song on the radio in a few years. 8. What’s your favorite topic of conversation? If you have the option to ask something embarrassing, pick something you feel pretty comfortable speaking about. An embarrassing topic of conversation is sure to get a laugh