Confusion comes with the territory

Dating best practices

Your date has actually done you a favor, and saved you from future heartache. Letting people know about you from the very beginning is quite possibly the best thing you can do for your relationship.

Don't settle for something that will not bring you happiness. Do not waste your time with suitors who just want to chat back and forth. It's nice to have some stuff to share on your date. Yes, the beauty of social media. Do not get discouraged Do not put all your eggs in one basket.

Ensure its consistent with who you are and with what you are looking for in a potential partner. Though you do want to put your best foot forward, don't lie or overstretch the truth as you will simply risk disappointment. Appreciate this time as an opportunity for expansion - well poised to enjoy certain activities that you may no longer have time for when in a committed relationship. Value the input of your friends and family.

Nobody likes dating in the dark. Continue to stay social with your friends and family. This year I came home four times from college and he was in town every single time. Do not overthink your profile When completing your profile, choose the message you wish to convey and then go with it.

And everyone has strong emotions and opinions about who is involved and what the outcome might be. By the same token, don't feel you need to reveal all in your profile. Appreciate this time as an opportunity for expansion- well poised to enjoy certain activities that you may no longer have time for when in a committed relationship. Make sure your first date is in a public place. You may meet the one, and then again you may not.

Letting people know about

This is going to be for the best of both parties involved. If you make it your agenda to get them to accept your partner and relationship, you may be shooting yourself in the foot. However you don't want to stay in that place of fear. But then this relationship is as much about them as it is about you.

Your date has actually

Like many interesting people, you no doubt have many dimensions. Finding someone who will really love you for who you are and treat you with the respect you yearn for may be more important than a superficial age or income bracket you set for yourself. Try to learn as much as you can before meeting them.