Step 1: Embrace Being Single
Before you can begin or continue dating, you have to work on yourself. Are you ready to be in a relationship or are you ready to “hang out” or whatever random in between euphemisms people use these days.
Step 2: “Put Yourself Out There”
While, the judging yet, patronizing tone does suck and the idiom invokes images of getting hit by a bus, it could possibly, maybe not be a terrible idea.
Step 3: Meet Strangers on the Internet (Online Dating)
Online dating is it’s own beast, so before we start here are a few things to remember: online dating is not a last resort…
Step 4: Set Up Your Online Dating Profile
If you get stumped or if you finish and need feedback, show your friends and ask for their opinion. They’ll likely tell you that the first thing people notice about you isn’t your infectious laugh but rather your awkward way of walking.
Step 5: Pick the Right Photos
One thing that is pretty non-negotiable is having your main photo feature only you. If people are swiping, staring, liking, or whatever method of of judging you based on solely your photos, they can’t do it if they do not know which one you are.
Step 6: Send Some Messages
1. Actually read their profile.
2. Locate something you have in common or you find interesting.
3. Send a message!
Step 7: Go On Some Dates (Dates 1-4)
1. First Date – See things
2. Second Date – Watch things
3. Third Date – Do things