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8 Tips for Great Dating for Single Men and Women

How’s the single life treating you? It’ll get better with these eight tips for great dating from psychologist, author, and relationship expert! Here, she shares practical ways to find true love…

“At this moment your chances of meeting the love of your life could be better than ever,” says Dr Kirschner. “The average marriage now lasts under seven years and this means new singles are coming on the scene all the time. Online dating is exploding, with new subscribers signing up in droves. You have a lot of partners to choose from!”

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And, here are eight dating tips from this love and relationship expert…

8 Tips for Great Dating for Single Men and Women

If you’re nervous about making conversation on your date, you might find 10 First Date Conversation Starters helpful.

1. Prioritize finding love. Some people are better at planning weekends or vacations than planning a dating life. If you want to enjoy your dates and find true love, make sure you put romance high on your “to do” list.

2. Have a ‘New You’ party. Plan a night in, and order something simple like pizza or Chinese food.  Invite your closest friends to come over for a ‘New You’ party where they give you a makeover.  Have them go through your clothes and accessories, getting rid of unflattering stuff and putting together some hot new looks for you.  Ask them for referrals to great hair salons or clothing stores.

3. Work your online dating profile. Throw out your old photo and profile.  Have a friend who is a great photographer take 100 headshots of you in order to get one that looks especially warm, attractive and inviting.  Get some opposite-sex friends to help you pick out the best photo and work on your profile.  Spend time on the dating site, sending and responding to messages and connecting by phone and in person with people.


The rest of this article has been moved to my new site, “Quips and Tips for Love and Relationships.”

Please read 8 Ways to Improve Your Dating Life.


If you have any tips or questions about great dating, please comment below — I’d love to hear from you.

For more info about psychologist and love expert Dr. Diana Kirschner, visit Love in 90 Days.

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3 thoughts on “8 Tips for Great Dating for Single Men and Women”

  1. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for commenting, Mindy — what do you do on the Internet for 20 hours a day? Wow, and I thought I was a workaholic 😉

    I met one of my closest male friends through the Telepersonals, about 14 years ago. It didn’t work out for us to date, and now he’s like a brother to me. The best part is that my husband and he get along great — and have even gone out for lunch, just the two of them! It surprises us all, really, that we gel so well.

    Searching for Mr Right is alot more convenient through online dating, and I know many couples who met and fell in love that way. It can work like a charm — there are alot of good, trustworthy, wonderful people who are single and just don’t have the time or opportunity to hook up in real life.

    But like with everything: don’t keep your eggs all in one basket. I’d wouldn’t just focus on online dating, I’d also get out there as much as possible in person. It’s good for your brain, to socialize and meet people 🙂

  2. With 20 hour days on the Internet and very little offline socializing, I’m learning to be more trusting. I’ve actually met a few really nice guys. Maybe these days it’s easier to have digital success when searching for Mr. Right…

  3. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    A wise woman emailed me this great piece of advice about dating and choosing a mate:

    “Many years ago I read a book by Margaret Kent, “How to Marry the Man of Your Choice.” I don’t know if it was from her book or otherwise, but here’s a bit of valuable info I didn’t learn until way too late to be of real value…

    The single most determining factor to a woman’s success in life is who she selects as a mate. If the person is supportive, she will soar and become all she is capable of being. If, on the other hand, that man is not supportive, undermines her dreams and, like way too many men, he pulls her down, she will miss out on becoming the woman she can be. And a lot worse, as well.

    Please share this with especially those young women who have not yet made the decision of a lifetime that can truly make or break their future happiness.

    I met a mom many years back that had three adorable little daughters. She worked long nursing shifts (three days) so she could have more time off. With the support of extended family & husband, they made it a point to have a weekend together each month. They alternated planning their getaway and it was kept secret. I thought it a wonderful tradition – where they obviously worked together and valued each other as individuals while still maintaining a tight family schedule of obligations. With each “giving” and especially the husband’s contribution, she had a terrific career as well as personal life.”

    This is great dating and relationship advice — thanks, Carol Ann!