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Which is fine. So it may be that these men are genuine in their offers of friendship. You might just meet people through your new friends who you like even better. Because you have so little inkling of the people you meet on Tinder before you meet them in the flesh.
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Logically you may be a great option, but as anyone at the bar at 1AM can tell you, good old fashioned lust has nothing to do with logic. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. The fact that you get the first date means that you present well. But the first date… is pleasant. By the second, they have their answer. The first step is to work on yourself. You can be pleasant to look at or fun to spend time with, but unless you have that oomph, then nothing is going to happen.
So you have to start by finding your swagger. Your cool. Your je ne se quois that makes hearts pound and bits tingle. So start by finding the thing that gives you your oomph, in a way suits your personality. The other thing is you need to do better on dates. Pleasant is nice, and nice is boring. Anything that gets your circulatory system aroused gets the rest of you aroused, and that transfers to how people feel about you. Humans are very bad at understanding why we feel the way we do.
The thrill of, say, racing go-karts, or the enjoyable burn in your muscles after a good walk, on the other hand, makes us feel differently about our date. A little competitive skee-ball or pool makes for a better date than just drinks. A walk in the park or going dancing is more arousing than dinner and a movie.
That excitement, that energy helps build chemistry. Meanwhile, the other person is feeling the same way. So while getting-to-know-you questions about jobs and growing up are OK, getting deep into questions about passion or politics, when you first fell in love or what your dream holiday is like is far more meaningful.
You get to know the person on a deeper, more honest level, and that increases that sense of connection between the two of you.
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By clorenzen , November 6, in Online Dating. I have had absolutely no luck in the dating world in over 3 years now, following an ugly divorce from a 10 year marriage. I have so much going for me. I'm smart, pretty, great job, nice house, financially stable, educated, etc. I have so much to offer, yet I can't seem to find a relationship. I just don't understand why I am having such horrible luck.
I am on the verge of giving up. I am really struggling with the possibility of being alone forever. All around me I see people who I think are much less desirable than me finding a relationship and here I am, still very very single. I have met several men where the interest was mutual, but I always hear the same excuses - you live too far away, I'm too busy, I work too much, I'm just not ready for a relationship. Why can't I find someone? I try very hard not to be needy, clingy, or pushy.
I think I'm doing everything right, but always the wrong outcome. And please don't tell me I just have to be patient. That's a load of crap since most divorced people are remarried within 3 years and I can't even get a 2nd or 3rd date! Let's see something about what you said up top catches my eye: you say you try your hardest not to be pushy or clingy. Why do you try your hardest? Do you feel a NEED to be in a relationship?
Hear what I'm saying, its ok to want to be in a relationship, but how comfortable do you feel being SINGLE--first of all?
If you're unhappy with singlehood, people smell that a mile away. I am very independent too I have most things that I want.
But that makes men feel not needed. So I had to be softer in my approach basically in the past bc I'd of never gotten a guy to date me had I of been this independent and hard headed. Alot of guys joke around and say that I "am a tough girl". So like let the men know even though you're self sufficient, you DO have time for a relationship. you NEED help around your house. You NEED a man. Dont be NEEDY AND CLINGY I dont mean THAT. Just be softer and more feminine in your approach and if you dress all business like then dress really girlie!
COuld you be coming off as too desperate? Are you just going out and having a nice time, actively trying to get to know the guy by conversation, asking him questions about himself, etc?
Or are you giving each guy your sad story of a broken marriage, and that you are looking for a man to have kids with?? you live too far away, I'm too busy, I work too much, I'm just not ready for a relationship. The first one is easy, look for men in your own area. Volunteer, do Toastmasters, go to meetup groups and speed date in addition to meeting someone from online. ALso, have you gone to a divorce support group, not to meet someone but for you own sake??
If a man is telling you they are not ready for a relationship after the first date, but are actively looking for someone to date - its good that you found out in the beginning, but it might mean that you are laying it on too thick and a guy thinks he has to tell you he is not looking for the same thing right off the bat.
I mean the first date is just about meeting and getting to know someone, not to lay out everything you want in a man. Be yourself, but be aware that you might just not be looking for guys in the right places, or that you are giving off vibes like you are not totally healed from your divorce. Meet more men. Instead of using a dating site to set up a full date with one guy with big hopes of it turning into something major, try a new method. Set up quick coffee meetings with many men.
This requires less time and investment trying to cultivate big attraction up front--that's just fantasy building and wastes your energy. When you meet for coffee you can screen out anyone you don't want to date--no loss, no rejections, just a lack of contact afterward. When you do strike with someone you want to date, you can contact one another afterward to set that up. Nobody wastes anyone else's time or investment this way, and it's less exhausting than gearing up for full dates with a majority of people who won't pan out.
Those are just the natural odds when looking for THE right match in a gigantic human puzzle--so streamline the chemistry tests. Thank you all for your responses. I try to show that there is room in my life for someone. I say things like "I like having my house but it's so hard to keep up by myself. I did take a divorce recovery class and did 9 months of counseling. I was ok being single at first, but after 3 years it's getting old. I don't think I'm desperate, I'm just really ready for a relationship.
I don't want any kids, which has actually been a problem for my age range, but I'm not having any more EVER.
Inevitably I get asked why I got divorced, so I explain and try not to talk too much about my past. So I don't think I'm giving off the injured vibe. I don't do coffee or drinks dates because I know I'm worth more than 20 minutes of someone's time.
If they aren't willing to invest an hour at dinner to get to know me then they aren't interested enough. I'm at such a loss. I really think I'm doing everything right, yet I'm still striking out everywhere I go. That's one place where you are in error. A coffee date can last 30 minutes, an hour, 3 hours, etc. There is no time limit. Whipping up a full service dinner date with all the stops pulled out for someone you don't know at all is a tall order and a lot of pressure.
When you meet online, the person is a stranger. Meeting them for coffee satisfies the meeting in public thing adn you get a chnce to meet to see if anything is there before you go out on an official date. My bf and I did this and it worked out great. he asked me out again at the end of the coffee date and we've been together ever since. Also, a coffee date has no pressure of "should i kiss her goodbye? He didn't bring me flowers. Or you decide to not go on a date.
But at least you are not caught at a table at a fancy restaurant with someone you want to climb out the bathroom window to get away from. I completely disagree with you. By the time we meet, I know he is an excellent candidate. I have my daughter full time and I'm not paying for a sitter for a silly 30 minute coffee date.
I only date relationship minded men and those are the kind that will take you for dinner. I have no problems getting first dates or second dates, it's the 3rd date I can never get. Those I have chosen to go on dinner dates with do ask me out again, just never a 3rd time, so it has nothing to do with how we originally met. Also, I believe in setting the standards high because I am worth it. what do you do when you meet friends for coffee? if you do, do you always take your child with you?
I agree with abitbroken re meeting for coffee for a first date - it can last as long or as short as you both like, its more informal for a first meeting and its less pressure on both parties. It's interesting what you say about you're worth more than 3 dollars for coffee.
Just say that the blokes are dating more than one person which is perfectly normal when weeding out who you're compatible with and who you're not. So if he dates, say, 2 women per week and has to buy them meals, then thats minimum 60 dollars or therearound, depending where you eat. In a funny way, men are not quite sure where they stand nowadays around women, should they pay, should they accept her offer to pay some etc. On another note I've had to remember to show that I need a man in my life being independent and happy with myself because, maybe its just Englishmen, but they tend to want to feel needed.
Even if its asking them to put oil in your car, or pick up some paint from the shop etc. So if you're trying hard NOT to be needy, do you mean needy for someone to fill in your life for you? If that's the case then it takes a special kind of man to want to fall into that role. I'm probably talking nonsense and I hope you will eventually get a third date. In England, a third date would certainly be a nice snog at the end of it!
First of all, you can't effectively identify an excellent candidate if you haven't seen him. Any photo he may have posted could be from a bygone era and the job he mentioned may have been one he held in the nineties. The fact that you're not getting to a third date underlines the flaws in your evaluation method. Second, you may feel that you're worth more than a cup of coffee but you're not You'll have to prove that.
Show him how fantastic you are and he'll be asking you out lots
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Start new topic. Forums Clubs Browse Guidelines Online Users Leaderboard More Activity All Activity Search Our Picks More Videos Breakup Dating Health Infidelity Mental Health Parenting Relationships More Articles More More Everywhere This Forum This Topic Status Updates Topics Pages Blog Entries Products Members. I think I'm doing everything right, but always the wrong outcome. Logically you may be a great option, but as anyone at the bar at 1AM can tell you, good old fashioned lust has nothing to do with logic. This is a line I hear frequently these days that it has really started to get to me. You might just meet people through your new friends who you like even better.Lifehacker Newsletter. clorenzen Posted November 6, Email address. Puma Posted November 24, Volunteer, do Toastmasters, go to meetup groups and speed date in addition to meeting someone from online. Oh, and no glancing gazes, look strictly into her eyes!