‘Dating Naked’ Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: Tin Cup

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We’ve all been there, that awkward moment when someone asks you to “like” them on Facebook. You politely decline the favor and then get nervous thinking about all of the people who will see your rejection—which, in turn, makes you feel more rejection. This is one of the reasons why fake profiles are so appealing for people looking to get a little action.

But it’s not as easy as it seems. If you want to escape the pitfalls of Facebook dating, you’ve got to know the rules of the game. So here’s our guide to digital dating, so you know exactly what you’re getting into and exactly how to get what you want from someone you like.

1. Don’t Ask Too Soon

Asking for a date too soon is a classic rookie mistake: It makes you come off as a little needy and desperate. If you’re looking to start a new relationship, make sure you wait until you feel ready—otherwise, it may not work out. When you ask someone out, you want to appear interested, not desperate. If you’re constantly asking people out or sending people love letters, you will come across as a desperate person who is willing to do anything to get a date. It might be nice to flirt in a way that isn’t forward or demanding, but don’t ask for a date until you feel comfortable enough to do it.

2. Set the Frame in Advance

It might seem like a good idea to send a text or email right when you’re asked out, but if you actually show up at the restaurant, that’s when you’ll get rejected. If you want to avoid the awkward and painful surprise of rejection, make sure you set the frame properly before you start asking people out: Check Facebook and see who’s friends are tagged with the person you are meeting with, and use that to narrow down who’s going to be there. This way, you’re more prepared and less likely to be rejected by someone you want to see again.

3. Be Prepared

Keep your options open. If you have a friend who knows where everyone is going on Saturday, have him or her arrange a simple, but public, lunch or dinner. This way, if you don’t get a date, you’ll have something to do the next day. You don’t want to end up going home alone on a Saturday night and texting your friend to see what you should do with your evening, only to https://adult-online-ads.net/inf_articles/how-to-make-your-one-night-hookup-interested-and-get-laid.xhtml
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Step 1: Be authentic

When it comes to dating, nothing is more important than authenticity.

You may think “manners” aren’t of much use in a relationship, but they’re the foundation of good social behavior. Many people forget that they’re also the basis for good social behavior with strangers.

The odd thing is, even if you go on a date expecting things to be awkward, it can still be authentic. It just takes work and putting yourself in the other person’s shoes.

Tip: Talk to your date. Find out if your date likes the way you look or what your date likes to do for fun. When you’re on a first date, you should already be talking a lot, so this is one more thing you can be authentically real about.

By asking questions, you’re ensuring that your date is being authentic. Everyone has at least a few questions to ask a date. You can ask about anything, and if they’re surprised by the question, it gives them something to react to and that lets them know you’re interested in what they have to say.

It also gives you something to talk about. There are some people who don’t like talking on dates, but this isn’t true for all people. It’s more like some people don’t like to talk at all, so ask your date about their interests and hobbies and see if they have anything interesting to say.

Step 2: Keep dating

Once your relationship is going well, don’t just stop dating.

It can be hard to stay on a date for a long time—if you’re a guy, you may feel like you have to be “the man” and that no woman would want you if you weren’t her best friend. If that’s the case, you may feel tempted to do things on a date that are only appropriate with your friends, even if your date is expecting it.

If you do that, you’re being authentic, but you’re also being rude. It’s one thing to be authentic with your friends and then keep it real with friends, but it’s another thing entirely to be authentic with a date and then do things you


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