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DIY Matchmaking

Guest Author - Kristina de la Cal

Despite the modern conveniences to which most of us have become so accustomed, there are some things in life that simply cannot be achieved by taking short cuts and dating happens to be one of those things. Some singles today seem to approach the concept of finding a date in much the same way that they would order their next meal off of a menu. Even if a matchmaker did manage to cook up a hot date and serve it to them, the success of that date would depend entirely on them. Sure there are some matchmakers out there who are more than willing to go through the process of finding a potentially compatible mate for singles in return for some of their hard earned cash but getting the date is only half the battle and one that could provide valuable practice to inexperienced or insecure daters. In other words, finding a date is a process that requires active participation but has the potential to reap some pretty big emotional rewards in the long run.

If you really want to find a date, there are certain steps that you will need to take. Review the suggestions below for tips on how to enhance your quest for a date:

  • Know what you want/donít want - As simple as it may sound, many people make the mistake of going out in search of a date or a romantic partner without so much as a clue about what it is that they are looking for. The first thing you need to do before trying to find a date is to outline precisely what you want in a date and even more importantly, what it is that you donít want. Develop a list of dating deal breakers to help you pinpoint the issues that you are not willing to compromise on.

  • Know what you have to offer - Dating is a give and take that should ideally be as balanced as possible so it is absolutely essential that you actually have something to offer. Always remember that you very often get what you give.

  • Develop a plan of action - Think about the best ways for you to meet potential dates. Consider what social opportunities you might take advantage of and in what ways you will use the resources available at your disposal.

  • Go for what you want - Armed with a solid understanding of what you want and a plan for how to go about making those desires a reality, you are then ready to get out there and make it happen. Donít be discouraged if it doesnít work out exactly as planned and you get shot down every now and then. Remember that even though they might sometimes feel like speed bumps in the road, set backs are really nothing more than opportunities for progress; it all depends on how you decide to use them.
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Content copyright © 2014 by Kristina de la Cal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kristina de la Cal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Danielle Deovlet for details.

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