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Bad Dating Advice – How To Recognize It, And How To Ignore It

We’re all about passing along dating advice and tips, but sometimes the people giving the advice have no idea what they’re talking about.

A lot of traditional dating advice has become outdated, but not everyone realizes it.

Here’s a few examples of bad dating advice you’ve probably heard before:

Don’t eat a lot on your date.

Ayfkm. If you’re hungry, eat. Period.

Be fashionably late.

No. Showing up late is not “making an entrance,” it’s just rude.

Play “hard to get.”

Don’t “play” anything. Games are stupid, just be honest and be yourself.

 

If you really want to read some great dating advice, check out Jen Glantz’ article for YourTango. Glantz went on 14 dates in 28 days to throw herself back into the dating scene, and she learned a lot along the way.

One of the biggest lessons she learned is to give people a chance – like we always say at Encounter, you can’t feel a spark through your smartphone. Just because you’re not super attracted to someone’s profile photo, doesn’t mean you won’t hit it off in person.

“I used to spend so much time judging photos and bios when it was more important to glaze over that and meet them in person,” Glantz says.

We couldn’t agree more.

Encounter simplifies dating profiles and doesn’t allow in-app messaging until after the first date – encouraging getting to know each other in person, away from your phones.

Glantz also mentions keeping your dates short. There’s no reason you can’t just meet up for coffee or a smoothie for your first date – if that doesn’t go well, you don’t have to commit to a full evening. And with Encounter, you don’t have to deal with unwanted messages or texts after a bad date. Encounter makes a clean break for you.

 

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