Partners of any gender can take various steps to enhance their relationships.
A user took it to the forum, and asked “What are your dating tips for women?”. Here are the top responses.
“Don’t expect us to read between the lines. Just say what you mean, directly!”, said one user.
“This was precisely the reason why I ended my last relationship. It’s mentally draining when you have to always read between the lines to understand the person’s intentions. Clear and direct communication is a must.”, said another user.
STATE YOUR INTENTIONS CLEARLY
“If it’s over, or you’re not feeling it – just say so. Nothing worse than the feeling of being told you’re busy at the moment when in reality you’re not interested. Just say it! Don’t ghost.”, said one user.
BE YOUR REAL SELF
“I want to know you, your interests, what makes you laugh, what makes you upset, the things you don’t like, the things that matter, etc.
What I do not want to know are the answers based on the things you think you’re supposed to say or that you think I want to hear to make you seem more attractive.
I’m not dating that imaginative person. I’m dating the person in front of me. You’re already there for a reason. Just be you.”, said one user.
DON’T TRY TO FIT IN
“Don’t present a false image of who you are. Be the real you. And if you don’t like who we are, don’t try and change us. Find someone you are compatible with.”, said one user.
“If 2 people aren’t compatible and it somehow ‘works out’ chances are one or both people are miserable.”, said one user.
BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR OWN SKIN
“Be confident in who you are, what you want, and especially what you don’t want. Be comfortable alone.
Once you stop being desperate for love or attention and are behaving authentically, you’ll make connections with compatible partners much easier.”, said one user.
DON’T PLAY HARD-TO-GET FOR TOO LONG
“Try not to play ‘hard-to-get’ for too long if you’re really interested in a guy. Men tend to lose interest in the chasing when it’s not reciprocated for too long”, said one user.
“Give your partner compliments. Men love to receive compliments as well.”, said one user.
DON’T TEST TOO MUCH
“If you test too obviously and too much, they’ll no longer be good tests: the good ones will walk away and the bad ones can just lie.”, said one user.
“Testing is insecure and immature, so that’s an instant walk away from me.”, said one user.
MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
“Be confident and don’t expect the man to make all the first moves. Sometimes a girl making the first move is really effective.”, said one user.
“I’ve met women I didn’t find as attractive as others, but those women making the first move, when others wouldn’t, say so much more about them than women realize.
It tends to move those women to the next level of attractive to me, you’re no longer just physically attractive but your personality is attractive, and that’s far more important for a long term committed relationship.”, said one user.
HEAL YOUR PAST TRAUMA
“Don’t judge the next guy you date by what the last guy you dated did.”, said one user.
“I lost the love of my life due to her taking out all her anger from her previous relationship on me. Getting phone calls waking me up at 11:00 pm asking if I was cheating was the last straw.”, said another user.
“Don’t expect a guy to do everything, you have to make stuff happen too.”, said one user.
“When you make no effort and expect the guy to do all the courting, it comes off as ‘I’m not that interested’ and a guy with self-respect is going to move on.”, said one user.
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