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This post, and everything in the Fringe Benefits of Dating series, was written by Jessica Ro, a writer who specializes in writing health and fitness articles. Dating can be difficult. You’re in the thick of the worst part of that New Year’s Eve hangover while trying to prove to your friends how cool you are by showing them a photo of you with the girl you’re going out with, only to end up stumbling over a word in the middle of your sentence. Sometimes the need to show someone you’re not a bad person just can’t be denied. This is called “dating.” But with some patience and common sense, it doesn’t have to be so hard. In fact, here are a few things you can do to help it go a little smoother. 1. Understand the gender differences in dating Nearly all the research into modern dating with over 3.5 million Americans in the study the National Science Foundation did in 2009 came to the same conclusion: Men and women date for very different reasons, which means different results. G/O Media may get a commission Subscribe and Get Your First Bag Free Promo Code AtlasCoffeeDay20 You’re about to find out why that is so important. What’s up, wingmen? For men, dating is an event where they get to show their prowess, which often takes the form of sexual prowess. A man who takes on his potential girlfriend for a first date is gauging her interest, is sizing her up as a potential mate and establishing his dominance. He tries to move from third to second base as quickly as possible to set the stage for further dates. For women, however, dating is about attraction. It’s about feeling comfortable around a person who’s not your family, who’s different from you. In order to do that, women need to be interested in the person in front of them, and they want to make sure that the man they’re dating is in the same frame of mind. It’s a bit like a courtship, you can imagine. Does that mean women date for sex all the time? No. For most people, men have to work much harder to get a girl. The dating world is often judged by the number of dates you go on without having sex as a goal. The hardest part of dating, for most people, is finding someone who’s at least a little bit interested in them.
Dr. Kaya Burke, author of The Rules. 1. Prepare The first step to being comfortable dating is doing some self-research about what’s out there and what you personally want. The more you know about all of the different options—and what you want out of a relationship—the better prepared you’ll be to find the right person. Do some research by reading up on the different dating sites (OKCupid, Match, etc.), groups on Facebook, Twitter, etc., online magazines, newspapers, blogs, conferences, and websites for single parents. This way, you’ll have a good idea of how each of the dating sites operates and what each has to offer. For example, matching sites are extremely valuable in finding compatible partners because they check so many things about you and the person you’re talking to. On the other hand, speed dating events are more about meeting a bunch of people in a short amount of time. 2. Be Honest While you don’t want to be an expert on dating practices, honesty is the best policy. Hiding your likes and dislikes will ensure you don’t get into a situation where you’re lying about something you really care about. Be honest about your expectations of dating—if you want to have a casual or one-night stand, but be careful not to put pressure on the other person to act the same way. Why be honest, you ask? How else are you going to have a good time? Well, if you hide your wants and likes from the start, you’re more likely to have a rough time. If the person you’re talking to is really excited about acting on his or her desires, it will be much more fun. But, if you’re in the dating game to’see what’s out there’—whatever that means to you—and one of the most important rules is honesty, you can’t just clam up and say you don’t know what you want. 3. Accept The Reality Of A Casual Relationship OK, so you have no idea where you want to go with this dating thing. And, you’re really not sure how to go about it. Can you see how you’re bound to be unsuccessful? That’s why it’s important to work with the reality of dating. If you are looking for a relationship, then you’ll have to be honest about what you want. A good place to start is by looking at what you’re really looking for—what are you


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