Dating nowadays is more convenient for many people, thanks to technology. People can now be able to meet others simply by going online and checking out social networks and dating sites. But sometimes, this can get in the way of making genuine connections with others. The convenience also comes with certain risks. It is easier for others to deceive people searching for love online. It can also be quite a frustrating ordeal when you just meet in the virtual world with not personal face to face meetings. Sometimes, the old ways of the dating ritual seems better despite all the convenience that technology offers. Here are some ways you can try to go back to the dating basics.
Lessen your dependence on electronic and online communication.
When you grow accustomed to online chat and text messages, it may become harder to actually connect with other people. The devices and the online world help provide a virtual veil that you can somehow hide from. But when it comes to starting romantic relationships, they may not always be a great help. If you wish to communicate, you can try going back to making phone calls instead. Immediate connections are possible with phone calls than sending text messages and even voicemail. It helps provide a real-time connection between you and your potential date, a better way to get to know each other.
Make dates fun.
Some people are taking dating too seriously because of the relationship expectations they have. Dating in the old days are not always that serious. People simply learn to enjoy the company and have fun. Getting back to the dating basics means that you also learn to make dating fun and not always put the romance tag into it. If it blossoms into romance, then well and good. If not, then you can always say that you had an enjoyable time. Try to treat dating as a fun activity that you can enjoy with your date.
Learn to be more patient.
In this day and age of instant gratification, people seem to want things to go at a faster pace. They want results now. This also applies to most people going on dates. They wish to become more intimate with someone in as little as a couple of dates or so. For some people, it may be too fast for comfort. Go back to the basics by learning to be more patient and let the circumstances develop gradually. Learn to appreciate each other’s company and not place any intimate considerations into the table just because you do not want to waste time. Be more patient to know each other better first before moving on to establish a more serious relationship.