Do Blind Dates Work?

Many successful relationships and marriages are the results of a blind date, proving that they can work. To make a blind date successful you need to have the right attitude towards them. If you go on a blind date, or any date, with the attitude of failure, then the date will more than likely fail. Your outlook plays a large part in making a blind date work.

The main difference between a blind date and a regular date is the “finding a date” process. Some people struggle with finding a date and having one arranged for you to save you from doing so. Whether you arrange a date yourself with someone you have just met, arrange to meet someone you have met via an online dating service, or allow a friend to arrange a date for you, the overall success of the date can be the same. Having a successful date is all about having a connection with someone, therefore how the date was set up is often irrelevant; you can’t always tell if there will be a connection with someone until you spent some quality time with them.

If you are pressurised into a blind date and aren’t enthusiastic about it, then there is a great chance that it will fail, but that can be applied to any date, not just a blind date. It is down to each individual to decide whether a blind date is for them. People are quick to make a judgment without even thinking about the positive side to them. If someone you know has arranged a date for you then there is a chance you will like the person they have set you up with. Your friend should know your likes and dislikes when it comes to dating, therefore they should arrange a … READ MORE ...

Blind Date – How Much Do Looks, Matter?

Did you catch the ABC Network’s new dating reality show? Dating in the Dark. Three men. Three women. A dark room where no one can see anyone else.

They talk in the dark. Touch in the dark. Laugh and even make out in the dark. Back in the light, in their female-only and male-only groups, they talk about their experiences. They sniff each others’ clothes. A sketch artist even draws a picture based upon what they THINK the person they are “attracted” to looks like.

Relationship experts “pick” who each person should be with based upon personality, compatibility, and other aspects that make for successful mating. Remarkably, the three guys and three gals chose those matches in the dark anyway. Everyone gets along… really, really well. There are chemistry and much talk, giggling, and anticipation about what their match looks like.

Toward the end of the show comes the truth. Each “couple” gets in the darkroom and very slowly, the light turns up to reveal the male to the female, just for a few seconds. The light turns back down. Then the light over the female turns up for a few seconds revealing her to the guy.

So, how does this end? Well, there are now three “couples.” But now that they have seen each other, they get to decide if they want to continue seeing each other or walk away.

First, one guy goes to the balcony of the house and waits to see if the woman he has connected with comes out. If she does, they have whisked away in a silver Bentley. If not, she packs her bags and walks away from the house. Carless. Down a steep heel with her suitcase, wearing high heels no less.

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Dating Advice – 5 Ways to Make a First Date Go Smoothly

First dates are always a little nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression, especially if you like the person. Even if it’s a blind date, you still want the other person to like you, because that’s just a good self-esteem boost. But because you don’t know the other person very well, you’re always a bit on edge on a first date. You don’t know what to expect because you don’t know what this person is really like. After all, this time it could be “The One”.

You don’t have to worry anymore. Here are 5 ways to make a first date go smoothly. Then, whether you develop a regular dating relationship will be up to YOU, and not your date. Your date may be begging for a second go-around once your first date is done if you follow this simple dating advice.

  • Act naturally, but don’t go overboard. You want your new guy or girl to know what you’re like because you don’t want any potential dating relationship to be based on false assumptions that you’ll never be able to keep up long term. However, you want to activate your natural best. That means keeping any bad habits out of sight for the moment. Yes, we all have those annoying or rough spots. Keep them in check at first. Show your date the best side of the real you. The rest can be revealed slowly, later, if you decide to pursue additional dates with this hot babe or handsome hunk.
  • Don’t have any preconceived expectations. You just don’t know the other person well enough yet to expect anything from him or her. Let yourself be pleasantly surprised at how the evening unfolds, and use that to determine if you think additional dates are worth pursuing.
  • Go somewhere fun and
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