How To Find A Prom Date

How To Find A Prom Date

If debut is a girl’s introduction to society, then prom night is definitely a senior student’s introduction to the world of dating. Most high school students usually go on date groups to avoid being scolded by their parents. Others go on dates without their parents’ knowledge.

What makes prom night doubly exciting and a memorable event for highs schools seniors is the fact that dating during the prom is legal from the point of view of parents. Most seniors who are not yet allowed to go on dates are formally given permission by their parents to go out with a date during this time.

The problem is, some seniors who concentrated on their studies and who did not go on secret dates now have the problem of choosing their partners or dates for the prom night.

If you have a steady group of friends whom you have known since first grade then it is easy to get a reference for a date. You can even choose from among your friends. Senior guys find it easier to get prom dates because they can always choose junior girls who think it is an addition to their persona if they out on a date with senior guys. It is more often the girls who have a hard time finding prom dates.

There are numerous boys and girls waiting to be asked for the prom. The problem is; how does one choose a prom date?

Careful planning

Prom night is announced several months ahead of schedule to allow preparation among the seniors, not only in terms of the decoration and the whole event, but also in terms of prom dates. Even before the prom date is announced, you must already prepare a strategy to make your prom night memorable.

If you already have a steady girlfriend or boyfriend then getting a prom date is not a problem with you. If you don’t have anyone yet, then look from among you circle of friends. Do you have a friend you feel relaxed with? Then you can choose him. However, it will have to be a friendly date unless you have a secret crush on this friend.

Your girlfriends can also help you get a prom date by recommending some of their buddies or even their brothers. Start looking around for friends who have brothers who may either be your age or older than you. Somebody from a different school would be okay, for as long as you know his family background and you have made sure he is not jack the ripper.

Have a crush on someone? Why not invite him or her for the prom? Who knows, this may be the start of a special friendship between you two. Just make sure that the person you are inviting for the prom does not already have a steady boyfriend or girlfriend as this would lessen the possibility of your invitation being accepted.

You have to prepare a set of criteria for your choice of a prom date. First of all, you must go out with someone whom you already know or someone your friends know. This is to make sure that you are safe in the hands of you date. This should be a primordial consideration due tot eh frequency of date rape nowadays.

Next, you have to choose someone whom you are comfortable with. Prom night is supposed to be fun and you do not want it to turn out a disaster just because you cannot be yourself with the guy or gal you are going out with. If you can relax with your prom date, then you will surely have a nice prom night. Choose somebody you can have fun with and who will make your prom night memorable.

A prom date who is already known to your parents will make the whole night out easy. For starters, he will not be harassed by your parents when he picks you up during the prom night. Your parents will also have a better night waiting up for you if they know that you are going out with someone they know to be a decent person.

You may have the best prom night attire or the best make up but if you do not have a date you are comfortable with, then your prom night will surely be less than fun. And what is prom night except a night to have fun? So go get your checklist now and start choosing your prom date!

First Date Weirdness: That Awkward Silence

First Date Weirdness: That Awkward Silence

First dates for some can be intimidating and stressful. Often, one’s mind and emotions are overcome with insecurities and fears.

Conversation normally is a big factor for a positive date outcome as well as a great influence on the failure of your date.

Carrying a conversation during a first date can become difficult and uneasy at times, since you hardly know the individual you are dating (specially on a blind date), making it hard to open up and think of a certain topic to talk about and with slight tension and nervousness, things can be really awkward.

On dates, usually a person is scared of rejection and failure; thus is nervous and conscious on what to say. It has to be the right things; sparking his/her interests as the wrong words may either injure your date’s feelings or make the conversation boring. This is because usually one is very concerned about one’s impression that he/she is able to convey to his/her date.

One’s apprehensions can lead to damaging results, usually paralyzing one’s thoughts and emotions, thus inhibiting one’s capability to behave confidently and normally like one would do when he is in the company of family and friends.
As a result, one ends up in a very humiliating and embarrassing situation, which one describes in dating as “awkward silence”.

Almost everyone is capable of carrying on an effortless, enjoyable and easy going conversation with individuals they are familiar with and therefore having the proper approach, so one can do it with the girl/guy on one’s first date.

One solution here is to think ahead of time the things that you can open up or topics that can start a good conversation; ask a common friend of his/her interest, hobbies, sports, career, etc.

Another solution is to relax and be yourself; never pretend to be somebody that you are not. Keep in mind that it’s no use when your date will like for putting up a front; it will be a great feeling to know that your date liked you for what you are.

Never brag, talking constantly of your awards and accomplishments as this would only set arrogant impression on you. Keep your conversation as simple as possible keeping away discussions about politics or religion.

Also, do not intrude or ask personal questions; whatever your date wants to relate to you, he/she will tell you on his/her own. Never too, talk about your experience about past relationships, as this will make your date feel uneasy. Making your date feel at ease with your conversations, for sure there will be a second time around for both of you.

Let your date talk and you have to listen well, as this will allow you to collect ideas of the things that interest your date and make these as topics for your conversation as well as be acquainted with your date much better. Furthermore, being a great listener is one positive feature that any ideal date can possess.

Take note that most often than not, people are tempted or even talk about their life story. Be careful, as this might only bore your date. Instead, loosen up and select an easy topic or general things such as movies, food, or anything that is of interest to your date. Or be funny and joke a little, you do not need to be all that formal.

Basically, when you are listening well to your date, you’ll know what you both have in common, so talk about that, so you can develop a good bond.

Do not let the “awkward silences” worry you, at some point those silences will come, but know that as they embarrass you, they also embarrass your date. Awkward silences are never a basis for you to conclude that your date is not interested in you; he/she just might be in a similar situation as you.

Relax and be yourself. When “silence” do come, break it with a joke, a compliment or a question and remember to be honest; let your date know how nervous you are (when you are). Letting your date know how to feel on this first date will take away the tension on he/she is feeling and will make him/her comfortable and can handle the situation better.

Dating Do’s and Dont’s – Getting a second date

Dating Do’s and Dont’s – Getting a second date

First Date: Do’s and Don’ts

Remember that you only get one chance to make the first impression.

1) Ensure that you are listening as well as speaking.
2) Smile
3) Maintain eye contact, but don’t stare – this is an agressive act.
4) Don’t spend the entire date talking about yourself. Ask questions about his job, family, friends, goals, pets, hobbies and interests. You will get all the information you need to know if you ask questions and then listen.
5) Don’t ask yourself is the man I want to marry on your first date. Don’t look at her as if she has no clothes on.
6) Be safe. Use your good judgement. Always remain in public and take your cell phone.
7) Make sure you tell a friend where you are going.
8) Don’t get drunk. You will more likely to make bad judgements.
9) Look your best.
10) Don’t give away too much personal information.
11) Don’t talk about your ex. This is the fastest way NOT to get a second date.
12) Don’t be late
13) Be yourself.
14) Don’t act desperate, even if you are.
15) Pay attention. Listen for inconsistencies in the conversation. Watch for bad behaviour. Ie drinks too much, aggressive or confrontational.
16) Don’t talk about your weight and dieting.
17) Don’t talk about your girlfriends.
18) Turn your mobile phone off, or have it on vibrate, but DO NOT answer it.
19) Keep your first meeting short.
20) Be confident. This is an attractive characteristic.

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Dating Tips – Found Someone Online? Ready to Date?

Dating Tips – Found Someone Online? Ready to Date?

Here are some tips that may help once you have found your match and are ready to go on a date:

– Be honest, be yourself. Don’t exaggerate or stretch the truth. Once you’re suspected of doing so you will lose your credibility.

– Don’t surprise your date, with a horror flick or an exotic meal especially on the first date. Keep in mind that your tastes may not be equal to your date’s.

– Be on time. Being late is inconsiderate, it leaves a bad impression. If your date is late, be patient and understanding, there may be a legitimate excuse.

– Calm yourself by telling yourself you’re excited, not nervous.

– If your date compliments you, don’t brush it off or say something that doesn’t make it worthy. Instead of putting yourself down, say thank you.

– Look at what’s inside. Don’t just focus on looks. If you’re preoccupied with just physical appearance and you dismiss your date, you might miss out on the great inner qualities they may possess.

– Be open to the ideas your companion might have on how to spend your date.

– Don’t be overly aggressive with your date. Don’t come on too hard.

– Make the first date brief. It’s better to keep them wanting more, than looking for a way to escape.

– Keep the conversation topics light.

– Try to find out if your date has platonic relationships with members of the opposite sex. That’s a good sign they are able to relate to you.

– Go out there and have fun with it.

Fun Date Ideas For Couples

Fun Date Ideas For Couples

Many people think of dates as something for young, new couples who are in love. This is true. However, when people say that, they think fun dating trips and outings are exclusive to this group of people. This is not the case. Couples who have been together just a short time as well as couples who have been together for several years both deserve to treat their relationships to fun date ideas to keep their relationships enjoyable. Keeping a relationship new with periodic dates for just the two of you is a great way to stay close as a couple. The ways to decide on what kind of date you are going to take your loved one on include common interests, experiences you have had, and sharing ideas.

One of the first things to consider when deciding on where to take your significant other on a date is the interests that you have in common with each other. Many times, couples have several things in common, but have things that they do not share as well. When you are considering a place to take a date, always consider whether or not your date will appreciate your idea. If you are really into football, and your date is not, perhaps it is not the smartest thing to do to take your date to a football game. If you both like go-cart driving, this is a terrific date idea for the two of you.

Another thing to consider when trying to decide the location of a great date is to remember the experiences that you and your loved one have already had. If there is something that you have already done, and you have an opportunity to do something new and different, before you take the habitual date that you have already had, consider a new option instead of the same old thing. Keeping your mind open to sharing new experiences with your loved one is a good way to get closer to each other.

One other thing to think about when trying to decide on a date location is the sharing of ideas. When you are dating and trying to become closer by having common experiences with your loved one, it is very important that both parties have the opportunity for inputting ideas on where to go. If one party does all of the deciding, the other party could become resentful and begin to dislike not being able to ever choose date locations. A recommendation might be to do every-other dates. Every-other dates are dates where your loved one chooses, then you choose, and so on and so forth. By sharing ideas and sacrificing your likes and dislikes sometimes, you can have a happier relationship by allowing the other person to have a say.

Wherever you decide to take a date with your loved one, be sure to consider the three aspects that have been included in this article. Considering these three things will help you to have a better time at whatever type of date you decide to go on. Remember to take into consideration common interests between you and your loved one, previous dates and experiences that you have been on with your loved one, and the sharing of ideas when deciding where to go for a great date.

Recipe: Mr. Goodbar Date Bars

Recipe: Mr. Goodbar Date Bars

Mr. Goodbar Date Bars

Date Filling (below)
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prepare Date Filling and reserve.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Mix brown sugar, butter, and shortening in bowl until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients and work with fingers until crumbly.

Press half of oat mixture into bottom of prepared pan, spreading evenly. Spoon Date Filling over, spreading to sides of pan. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over; press lightly. Bake until golden brown on top, about 25 to 30 minutes. While warm, cut into 2×1 1/2-inch bars.

Date Filling
3 cups pitted dates (about 1 pound), chopped
1/4 cups granulated sugar
11/2 cups water

Heat all ingredients in medium saucepan over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Reserve.

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How to Compliment Your Date

How to Compliment Your Date

When you are dating someone, or even in a serious relationship, a well placed compliment will show how much you enjoy being with that special someone. Most women love being complimented, particularly by someone she might be romantically interested in.

Because giving compliments is a good way to show your date that you are paying attention to them you have to know when to use them. Don’t get carried away with the compliments because you do not want to overdo it. You want them to know you are paying attention but you don’t want to come off as needy or desperate. Nothing sends up the desperation flag quicker than a whole slew of cheesy compliments.

You want your compliment to put your date in the right frame of mind. You want them to be accepting of you and who you are. How you compliment should be an extension of who you are, which will help them get to know you better.

Now the question becomes, what do I compliment them on? That depends on you and your date. If you are meeting for the first time find two or three things that you are really attracted to when you first see them. Now don’t just blurt these out, store them away for later on in your date. After you’ve spent a little time with them go ahead and compliment them on whatever you noticed first about them. It is also important that you say it like you mean it. This will show them that you are attracted to them and that you are paying attention to them.

If you have been on more than a few dates and know this person better then finding the right compliment will be easier, and sometimes harder. You can’t use the same compliments over and over again; you have to notice new things about them, or something they may have changed. Say a new hair style or highlights, or how they are dressed. Let them know how good they look so they know that the time and effort they have put into whatever they have done was worth it.

Let’s turn this around and look at it from the other side. When you go on a date the one thing you are really looking for is a sort of acceptance. And being complimented is something that can make you feel very good about not only yourself but also your date. It means they like what they see, and physical attraction is very important when dating. It also means that the effort you have put forth to impress them has paid off and that can be a very good feeling. That feeling is what you hope to create for the person you are going on the date with.

Remember, a good compliment can be a powerful thing if used right. Use them as needed and be sincere. A well placed compliment can be a great ice breaker and can lead to a truly wonderful date.

Three Keys to the most unforgettable date

Three Keys to the most unforgettable date

Dating is such a fun experience for whatever age it is, there is that different feeling of fulfillment and sheer joy as you meet a person you seem to have interest with. This is a means of finding your future life partner. It could also be a way of getting to know you better for through dating, the side of yourself that you are less familiar with is being unraveled.

When one is out on a date, what must he do in order to make the date worth a memory to cherish? Are there strict guidelines to follow? There are actually none, but there could be helpful tips in order for you to make the most out of your date. These tips are really important so that you would be able to act well and enjoy the rest of the time you have with that special person.

* Observe punctuality.

Time matters in almost any meeting or activity, it matters most in a date especially if it is the first date. Cliché as it may seem but first impressions last and you have to take good care of your date’s impression of you. It may mean something negative if you fail to arrive on time. You may have all the excuses, but you have to show the best efforts in order not to be late.

* Remind yourself that you are just excited and not nervous

That strange pump of your heart is just going to distract you from doing well and enjoying your time. Well, it is but normal to feel that way but do not allow it to swallow you and stop you from doing the things you wanted to do. If you cannot stand the feeling, see to it that you divert that emotion to something that is more positive. Instead of feeling nervous, you have to remind yourself that you are just excited. This could really help you ease the burden of being worried or pressured. Being nervous does not help out, drop it off.

* Honesty is still the best policy

You do not have to impress your date by telling tall tales. Sincerity and honesty would always lead you to that acceptance from others. With your honest way of opening yourself to that person you choose to go out with, you would surely reap a warm and honest treatment as well. You could appear impressive without being dishonest. When you are true to what you say and feel, it exudes.

These are just three of the most helpful tips that could make heaven out of your date. Remember, it is the first step to find that lifetime partner you have been waiting for. For more tips, you could find them online. But for the best three tips, stick with our advice.

Places to Meet Women to Date

Places to Meet Women to Date

Meeting women that you would actually want to date and, maybe eventually, bring home to meet mom and dad, isn’t as hard as it sounds. There is, of course, the singles scene out in the bars and clubs all over town but I don’t recommend that one. It’s not that just bad girls go to bars; it’s that it is hard to tell the good ones from the bad one.

You meet women at work, too, but, there again, I don’t recommend dating them. The problem with that is that, if things don’t work out, you will still have to work together and the situation could be awkward to say the least.

Your friends know women that you haven’t met – sisters, cousins, etc. Ask them to introduce you to them. But, big brother, do avoid blind dates. Those things hardly ever work out and you can spend a lot of money for a very uncomfortable evening.

The best places to meet women that you might actually want to date are at clubs and organizations that you belong to. You will already have something in common with them and will have had the opportunity to see them interact with other people and that tells you a lot about a person. If you aren’t already involved with any clubs or organizations the, for heaven sakes, join some. Find ones that are all about something you are interested in. There are clubs and organizations that cover just about anything you can think of from astronomy to zoology and single women are involved in all of them.

Church is an excellent place to meet women. If there aren’t any single women in the church you go to now, visit other churches until you find one where there are single women. The church itself will provide you with an opportunity to get to know the woman before you ask her for a date. You will be a lot more comfortable and so will she.

Get involved in civic organizations. Women love men who are civic minded. They admire men who are willing to “give back”. And what about political campaigns? You will meet a lot of young women who are passionate about politics.

If all else fails, join a good online dating service. You will meet a lot of eligible women. You can read their profiles and see pictures of them. After you get to know one well enough to ask her for a face-to-face meeting, be sure that you plan the meeting during daylight hours and in a public place.

Social Exploration Disguised As Date Hunting

Social Exploration Disguised As Date Hunting

There are many social events that bring like-minded individuals within close proximity to each other. If you are one of the many millions of people who date, choosing an activity that is interesting to you is a good place to begin meeting people who are interested in similar activities.

If you like fast paced activities you don’t want to meet people who are seriously into knitting. If you consider wealthy, well-educated men or women to be the perfect match for you, you would not go to chili cook offs to meet potential dates.

First you have to seriously consider what type of person you wish to bump into. It is not rocket science. Bookstores are a great venue in which to encounter men or women who like to read and are more the bookworm, philosophical types. Where as skydiving or parasailing will bring you closer to adventurous, out-doorsy type people. And of course for a happy medium there are lots of wonderful, happy, single people out there who attend traditional social events.

One great yet subtle strategy to meet plenty of potential dates is to enroll in a college class. I know it doesn’t sound like the perfect solution at first, but consider you are a female and you enroll in a class that is predominantly male. A fly fishing course at a community college might just be the perfect place for a female to narrow the competition and be asked on quite a few dates.

There is a lot of controversy connected with meeting people at bars. A lot of people understand that an alcoholic beverage loosens inhibitions to the point it is easier to engage in conversation with the opposite sex. That does not make you an alcoholic. So just keep in mind the meeting place does not define the person, however you do have to take into account the meeting place might be a person’s natural environment.

Online dating is a fine example of environments or comfort zones. You would not want to generalize that all online daters are extremely shy or so busy that traditional meeting places are just not in their time schedule. But you do have to take into account those issues might define who they are to an extent.

Dating should be fun. But in all seriousness once you make the initial contact with an interesting person of the opposite sex there are a few great tips that might be helpful when considering the first “date” with anyone.