Dating tips for dating in a social media generation

The world has become a small platform. While sitting in the privacy of your room, with your lappy in your lap and a mug of coffee in your hand, you now have the power to roam around the world in a matter of minutes, rather seconds! This is the power of the internet. What started as a form of convenience has now taken over our lives. From making a simple class project to making new friends, all aspects of our lives are dependent on it. Even our relationships have been affected by it in present times. With the coming up of social networking sites like Facebook, Tinder, twitter etc., today’s busy generation finds it convenient to form relations with unknown people, in the comfort of their home. It has, to an extent, taken the form of addiction and has definitely become a big thing in the USA dating arena. From being in a relationship to getting engaged and married, everything has to be announced on social networking sites. Anything otherwise is taken as bad social etiquettes! So with the social media taking over our dating scene, there are certain things we must keep in mind while going out with someone we met over the net:

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  • Research about the person thoroughly: The first and most important thing to do is to research about a person thoroughly before meeting him or her in person. It is very easy to create fake social media ID’s and fool people. Only when you are very sure about the person at the other end, fix up the date.
  • Be alert on the first date: When you meet an online friend for the first time for a date, be very alert. If possible, then tag along with a friend. Make sure to tell people close to you about whom you are meeting and where are you meeting him or her. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Don’t become an online stalker: Once you have met the person are sure about him or her, then sit back and relax. There is just no need to keep a track of his timeline all the time. Don’t stalk him online at any cost!
  • Don’t make your timeline a bulletin board: OK, with god’s grace, you have been lucky in love and have found an apt life partner online. But this certainly does not mean that you need to announce it to the whole world via your Facebook page! This way, not only are you letting the whole world have a sneak peek into your private life, but also making a joke out of yourself.
  • Never breakup online: There may be chances that your relationship doesn’t work out. In such a case, make sure to break up in person, in a dignified way. Don’t make it a public announcement by putting it up as a status on social media. This will not only ruin the reputation of the other half but yours as well.

With changing times, it is better to accept and embrace the change. However, it is important to keep certain things in check, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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Top dating advice to women from men

Dating is one of the most fun aspects of a relationship. It is that phase of your life when you are young and free from all the hardships and challenges that life might put you across in future. It is a time when you can freely meet new people, go out with them and get to know them more. Who knows, one of these people might just turn out to be your soul mate with whom you are destined to spend the rest of your lives! But hey, till then, enjoy yourself to the fullest! When we talk in particular about the USA dating scene, both the men and women stand on an equal pedestal, with both having the right to choose the guy or girl they want to date. However, since time immortal, there are certain stereotypes that get tagged along with dating, with different rules for men and women. While it is believed that it is the man’s role to be the protector, it is the woman who should be pampered. But have we ever heard the man’s side of the story? Well, it is high time that we do. We went around and made an ultimate collection of tips and pieces of advice that Men have for their women counterparts when they take her out on a date:

  • Be honest: Men really like honest women. So when out on a date, please be yourself. For example, you don’t need to wear a dress that you are uncomfortable instead of your comfy pair of jeans, just to make an impression.  Never try to be something that you are not when out on a date.
  • Be open about your choices: Kindly tell your partner openly about your choice of restaurant, movies, food, likes, dislikes etc. It helps men be better prepared for dates.
  • Be a good listener: well, we fully know that women like to talk, but we men might have something to say as well. So kindly listen to what we have to say as well. At times, being a good listener can lead to better things in future.
  • Don’t read between lines: Men are simple people, who generally don’t mince their words. They call a spade, a spade. So don’t bother to read between lines and try to find double meanings behind what your date says. Respect his opinion.
  • Don’t over-research: this applies especially when you are going out for the first time. Please don’t over research about your date like his food likings, drink preferences etc. While it may seem flattering at first, but might scare him later. You might even be labeled a stalker!
  • Offer to pay: Women loved being called empowered, but when it comes to paying the bill, they forget all about financial independence and allow the men to pay. This is grossly wrong. We are not telling you to fight over the cheques, but at least offer to pay. If not fully, then at least offer to share the date expenses.

So there you have it ladies! Advice direct from the horse’s mouth! Follow these tips and you’ll be the most popular girl in town! Enjoy!

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