New rules of dating: how to get offline and on that first date

How to get offline and on a date

We all know what a drag online dating can be. It goes a little something like this – Swipe left, swipe left, swipe…right. If you’re lucky, you just might find “the one”.

Girl on dating app
My own profile on a popular dating app.
Now, it’s time to connect. What’s next?

Today, we’re going to show you the 3 easy-to-do moves that will better help you land that first date.

Tip #1: Don’t over think.

1: Say Hello

Sounds easy, right?

You’d be surprised at how many times I “unmatch” someone because he doesn’t have the common courtesy to simply say hello after I’ve taken my precious time and energy to reach out and attempt to engage in convo.

Save some time by opting for an easy “hey” at the very least.

2: Pay Attention

I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked where I’m from, what I do for a living, or any of the standard questions on-line dating has subjected us to. It’s in my bio, buddy!

I know you’ve got a hundred people you’re talking to, but make a little bit of effort to read the 250 characters I’ve provided for you that tell you about me before engaging in these silly, mundane questions.

If something intrigues you about what I’ve got listed there, then say that! I’m much more inclined to want to continue the convo.

Use tip #1 with tip #2 and you’ll find a solid start to a conversation.

3: Keep the conversation going

Men, remember, if you wouldn’t do it in person, don’t do it online.

You wouldn’t abruptly end a conversation with a person you met at a bar, right?

Don’t do it digitally.

While I encourage you to get to know the other party through conversation, please don’t be that guy that turns into a pen pal.

Ain’t nobody got time for that!

If you’re on an app and so am I, I’m expecting you’re there to meet me in person, not be my phantom fling.

It might be difficult to muster up the courage to ask me out, but it’s time to put your big boy pants on. Tell me you want to meet me. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or serious, but people like when a man takes charge.

And please, please, please, don’t say, “Can you do something in the upcoming weeks?”

Pick a day, pick a spot and I promise, you’ll have a date!