The internet is not only a wonderful source for dates, it can also be a source for romance.
Here are 10 ways to make your date unforgettable.1.
Read up on dating in a language you’re not familiar with.
“The internet is full of people who don’t know much about anything,” says Samantha Lacey, a 20-year-old writer from New York.
“It’s easy to find the things that you don’t understand and have no clue about.”
To that end, she suggests taking a couple of days to learn as much as you can about your partner before you meet them.
“If you know nothing about what the internet has to offer, you can definitely be a little more understanding,” she says.2.
Learn about the basics.
You don’t have to be a computer scientist to understand that the most important thing about a date is how you feel about each other.
“You’re going to want to be the one who’s getting a great date,” says Lacey.
“There’s nothing more romantic than knowing your date will love you.”
Try out your date’s personality.
This is especially true if you’re dating someone who’s not exactly the same as you.
Lacey says the best way to get a sense of your partner’s personality is to ask them a few questions about themselves.
“Do they like cats, animals, or just people?” she says, adding that you can also ask about their hobbies.
“People are great at figuring out who they are and what they like.”4.
Talk about your interests.
This can be a tricky part of dating.
Lacy says she prefers to make it a priority to be clear about her hobbies and interests so that the date can relate to them.
In her experience, this tends to make the relationship feel more authentic.
“I’ve found it’s easier to make a date feel like they really care about something if they know about it first,” she notes.5.
“A lot of times, people are looking for a quick hookup and then go on a romantic date,” she explains.
“Don’t be afraid to wait a little while for the other person to come around.”
“I find that if you really know your partner, they’re going do the best they can to make you feel like you’re in their good graces,” she adds.6.
Tell them about your personal history.
“What do you like to do when you’re bored?
What do you want to make friends with?
Do you enjoy cooking?
How do you deal with rejection?”
Lacey suggests telling them what interests you most, but not everything.
“For example, if you like reading, you could tell your date that you’re a reader.
If you like movies, you might tell them that you’ve seen The Hunger Games,” she suggests.
“Also, make it clear that you have a strong preference for dates that have less traditional dates.
People will often just want to go on dates that are more traditional and romantic.”7.
Get them to understand the idea of romance.
“Dating is about being in love with someone,” says Svetlana Zyla, a 24-year old journalist from Moscow.
“To be in love means that you really connect with each other and have a lot in common.”
She says that people are naturally attracted to people who are passionate about something, which can be surprising.
“In most cases, the more they know what they want, the better they feel about it,” she advises.8.
Be prepared to talk about your family and life.
“Your date is going to have a different understanding of family, and they’re likely to want you to tell them more about yourself,” says Zylah.
“Talk about your past, what you like about your siblings and what you think of your own life.”
She adds that this can be tricky for people who have different experiences of dating and relationships.
“When you talk about family, it could mean they don’t really like each other or they don.
And you can tell that by the way they respond to your questions.”9.
Offer to cook the food.
“Make sure you have something you like, something that you like cooking, and that’s why you’re asking,” says Liz Smith, a 27-year older woman from New Jersey.
“That’s one of the things I always try to do, which is to cook everything that I cook.
I love that I’m able to take a lot of pride in the food that I make.”
She suggests asking the date to make them some dinner that they’ll love.
“My advice is to invite them to bring the table and cook together,” she stresses.10.
If your date is not into dating, it’s important to talk to them about their love lives and how they feel.
“Tell a story that shows you care about each person,” Lacey recommends. “Say