This process is not about compromising your morals or setting aside important criteria for a potential partner. For example, it gives you the ability to reject someone who does not share the same religion or who does not have children and never wants them. You don’t have to waste your time going out with someone who does not meet what’s most important to you. These are serious issues you can exclude someone, as not being suitable for you.
But, there are less important characteristics that you could consider. Is it really important if the person you date has a cat instead of a dog, rents a nice apartment instead of owning a house, or is 5′ 11″, instead of six feet tall? If you found a terrific person, in spite of these minor differences, it really shouldn’t matter.
Say “Yes” to More Dates
It is 100% acceptable to go out on a date or a simple meet-and-greet with more than one person in a week or month, when exploring online dating. You never know, you may find a true connection. Besides saying yes to more first dates, consider agreeing to second dates with people who may not met all of your criteria, but you were attractive to. Show some empathy. Sometimes people are nervous on first dates, which may cause them act awkward with you. Under different circumstances, they would be relaxed in your company.
It’s understandable that you should never go on a date if you don’t feel comfortable.
Your safety is the most important thing to protect you, when you are dating a stranger, from an online contact. You have the right to say no to anyone for any reason, if you feel uneasy. But, the more people you agree to go out with, the greater your chances are of finding the right one.
Say “Yes” to More New Experiences
In the quest for someone fun to hang out with or a truly serious relationship, it is a good idea to say yes to new experiences. People tend to be drawn to those who share their interests. They think finding someone who they have a lot in common with, is the best way to connect. Sometimes having a willingness to experience something new can lead to you discovering things you never knew about, that enhances your life in a meaningful way together. In the future, you will have these experiences as lasting memories.
Learning about the other person, the things he or she likes, provides you with quality time together. It shows your partner that you care about what’s important to him or her. If you begin dating someone who really loves attending sport games, it makes sense to go to a few games, as a way to connect.
Finding love through an online dating service, means being open to experiences with people and discovering a world through someone else. The more people you say yes to, the greater the opportunity to meet someone who gives you something you didn’t have in your life. Even if you don’t find what you want, it gave experiences that you wouldn’t have, if you hasn’t let yourself explore a new approach to dating.