Skye, our amazing Parisian blogger, gives her two cents worth when it comes to a few popular myths about dating – from a womans perspective.
How many of us have fallen victim to the claims in magazines or websites about the do’s and dont’s of dating etiquette? In our eagerness to please the opposite sex we can often be too willing to take advice about some of the most personal relationships in our lives. But here’s the thing… We’re all unique individuals. Trying to put us all into boxes doesn’t work as what might work for one person might not work for the other and vice-versa. Here are some silly dating myths we want to expose…
“Don’t call her back straight away or you’ll look too keen.”
We all want our prospective partner to know how cool, popular and in demand we are, but unless you’re circumnavigating the globe, it doesn’t usually take a week to respond to a text message, and trust me, the lady will know this too. Some men think that if they respond too quickly following a date, they may appear too eager which can in turn, put their date off, but showing you’re interested is actually a turn-on not a turn-off. There’s nothing that makes a lady feel good about herself like knowing that she’s desirable… Just so long as you don’t journey down the stalker path…. That’s the turn-off.
“Online Dating is Only for Creeps and the Desperate.”
We live in a technological age where we’re almost constantly connected either via mobile phones or laptops. Online dating is only a logical conclusion. It can be hard for singles to find any decent people to date, especially if they’re new to an area and lack contacts to go out with. Sure, you can hit the local bars, but you’ll most likely end up with a one night stand as opposed to a long term relationship. Online dating however is an easy way to find suitable partners from the comfort of your own home… Most will offer personality and compatibility tests allowing you to narrow down your search and find people with similar interests and values making online dating far more likely to end up in a second date than conventional methods… What’s not to like about that?
“Any Food You Eat With Your Fingers Is Romantic.”
Who thought this one up? It might look good in the movies, but the thought of sitting across a partner, fingers and mouths covered in greasy oil can’t be much of a turn-on for either partner. Not only this, but even if you were eating the cleanest, most well-presented food on the planet, it’s very unlikely that we’d be paying enough attention to our date to warrant the claims. After all, if there’s food on the plate, aren’t we too busy trying to cram it in our mouths? Just saying.