Newly Single Dating Blog

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Newly Single Dating Blog - The companion site to

The Dating minefield,

The Dating minefield,

In this new era of openness and exposure, it can sometimes be difficult for everyday men to entertain ladies whilst fearful of breaking any boundaries.

1. Be yourself – this may seem like an obvious thing to say, but the world of dating is a political minefield and it can be difficult to know what you can and cannot say. But, most importantly, be you. Not a fearful, politically correct and apologetic you, or a rebellious ball-of-adolescent ignorance kind of guy, but a person that’s true to you beyond any act. The good man in you will attract a good woman.

2. Be clear about your intentions – make sure that it’s obvious what your intentions are from the getgo. Going into a date as a friend will leave you in the one place that men dread: The Friend Zone. Show yourself as a sexual, self-aware, vulnerable being and you will be on the path to success.

3. Don’t play games – kiss-chase belongs on the playground and not in the adult dating world. If you are dating someone, they don’t want to be playing dress-up and guess who, so be truthful about how you feel, who you are, what you want, your fears, fantasies and everything in between.

4. Ask questions – and just as important; listen. Remember that you’re engaging with another person, so show some genuine curiosity and interest in finding common ground. Too many men get so obsessed with putting on a good show and flaunting their ego that there’s no space left for genuine connection, exploration and fun!

5. Be genuine – in the post #MeToo world, being brave and being open has become more acceptable. More than anything, though, we are all individuals with our own stories. Be sure to share your story from your heart and show some compassion and emotion. Show up and share your heart

Happy online dating and meeting up with your prospective dates.

When you search and find Love online, make sure that your future partner isn’t manipulative or a narcissist.

When you search and find Love online, make sure that your future partner isn’t manipulative or a narcissist.

Make sure that……

1. You are not constantly undermined –
making fun of each other is the sign of a healthy relationship, but no one wants to constantly be the butt of the joke. If your partner is constantly mocking you and undermining you in public, it could be a sign that they are trying to manipulate your self-esteem and make you feel worthless – something that could increase their control over you in the future.

2. Gaslighting –
gaslighting refers to creating self-doubt and confusion in someone, in order to manipulate and control them. For example, if you partner has done something to upset you and then denies that they did it and calls you ‘crazy’ for thinking they did, they may be gaslighting you into believing hat you are the problem and that you are making up drama and causing problems.

3. It’s never their fault –
being a good partner means you’re able to admit your mistakes and hold your hands up when you are wrong. However, if your partner is trying to manipulate you, they will often place the blame elsewhere and make everything your fault. Keep an eye out for this trait and make sure you don’t fall victim to it.

4. You are always on call –
it’s important to be there for your partner, but you don’t want them to take advantage of you. While you want your partner to be safe, you are not an errand boy or a cab driver, so you shouldn’t need to be constantly on call. It’s important that your relationship doesn’t become a job – your partner should be your equal, not your boss.

5. They constantly let you down –
whether you have just started seeing each other or you are in a long-term relationship, it’s always important to know where you stand. If your partner isn’t showing signs of commitment and not being truthful, it could be a sign of manipulation and mind games. Make sure that you know where you stand and how committed they are to your relationship.

Good luck with the dating.
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Puppy love: dogs really are a man’s (and woman’s) best friend

• Dogs can increase your chances of finding love by 117%.
• Having a dog in your profile photo leads to 69% more matches for women.
• Men can see their inbound messages rise by 75% by having a dog in their photo.

A dog really is a man’s or woman’s best friend when it comes to finding love, according to a new study.

Singletons can increase their chances of finding their perfect match by 117% if they use their pet dog to help them do it

Singletons found that their pet dogs played a major role in helping them to find potential suitors,
One girl says…
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One man says…
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