How to Improve Your Dating Skills
It can be very awkward sometimes when there are those moments of silence, unnecessary stroking of hair, strange as well as uncomfortable feelings and weird looks that may even result to head and body collisions when you lack knowledge on how to date someone.
Indeed, you don't want to experience a terrible inconvenience once you're dating somebody that you really like and adore. This is not a problem because dating gets better with knowledge, patience and practice. Anyone can improve his or her dating skills so that the next time that you're with a date, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the conversation with the other person whom you admired as well as love to be with.
You need to think
positive about yourself first and start focusing on the strengths that you have
while you're on a date. After the date, have a list of the positive including those
annoying experiences that you ever had so that you'll be able
to think and understand what you can do in order to improve your dating skills.
Remember those times when you were able to make your date laugh. You can practice those lines so that you shall be able to incorporate some of it while dating somebody and delete the ones that were not as good and effective.
Respect your date while you're dating because this is a huge plus sign that you're really a well-mannered person. Even if there may be a time that your date seems naughty, he or she will still appreciate your ways if you're the kind of person who knows how to respect another human being.
Only try to schedule a date when you feel inspired and comfortable. In this way, you'll be encouraged and stimulated to improve your dating skills. Avoid scheduling dates many times a week just to brag about it to other people that you're able to do those things. Bragging is only for the immature ones that crave too much attention and self-worth.
Watch professional gurus that you think have wholesome ideas on how to date in a proper way and manner. If you know someone who is popular for his or her dating skills, try to watch him or her on television shows or read a book about his or her dating techniques. Avoid copying all of the dating expert's style but just add some of them to your knowledge so that you'll be able to gain important aspects and pointers in improving your dating skills.
Be friendly and honest with your date. Focus on the conversation while both of you are talking. Try to talk with your date afterwards on how things had worked out with the recent date that both of you had given time with. You could also asked him or her what he or she liked and disliked about that particular meeting so that you'll be able to get a good idea for your upcoming dates. The more that you're open to discuss about it, then the higher your chances of success when it comes to your own dating style and skills.
Try to keep the conversation light, amusing and casual so that both of you will not feel so awkward and avoid asking many questions that can be easily answered by "yes" or "no". If so, give follow up questions starting with "how" or "why". You can also pay someone to coach you with regards to your dating skills and abilities if you have extra money. This person is generally known as a "relationship coach". Relationship coaching could be a very helpful way in improving your dating skills since it is more private and personal.
You can open up more and talk with this person who is professionally trained to help many singles as well as married people in improving their own relationships. Your "relationship coach" will listen to all of your concerns with regards to your "relationship issues" with anyone and can provide sound advice on how to improve your dating style and skills especially if you want to focus on this area. They are just like psychologists or therapists and can be easily found via phone book search or on the web.
You can attend dating seminars too that are specialized for singles who aren't skillful enough at dating. These type of seminars will teach and guide you on how to become a confident and successful dater. The highlight of these workshops will focus more on how to attract your date, be more confident, how to properly approach someone you find interesting and attractive, as well as how to have a good and interesting conversation during a date. You can even meet potential dates while attending any dating workshop.
If you don't have enough time for
a whole day of a scheduled dating workshop, you can have an option to try an
online dating course. There are short classes or sessions online just
to improve your dating skills. There are numerous
websites that provide short classes for busy singles although most of them
require a fee. Many of these online dating class sites will offer you the basic
fundamental skills of dating as well as offer some advice on how to tell if the
person whom you're currently dating is the right one for