Dating tips for straight, single men

Whether you’re looking for a long-term relationship or a one night stand, online dating has got all bases covered. With the click of a button, you could be talking to a potential partner. Here we outline the benefits of some of the best dating websites on the internet.

Company Cost Description Features Rating Website
From £27.95/month Dating for single professionals.
  • For working, affluent professionals
  • Mobile apps
  • Free membership (limited features)
  • Automatic match suggestions
  • Detailed personality profile
out of 10

Visit Elite Singles
From £12.95/month Compatibility tests help you find love.
  • 3.5 million UK members
  • Mobile apps
  • Free membership (limited features)
  • Unique matchmaking system
  • Unlimited messages
out of 10

Visit eHarmony
From £11.95/month Affinity questionnaire finds the right match for your personality.
  • 3 million UK members
  • Comprehensive personality test
  • Automatic matching with potential dates
  • Compatibility scores
  • Free membership (limited features)
out of 10

Visit MatchAffinity

Have you been hoping to meet the woman of your dreams for a while, but are seeing little success? Have you had a few dates but they felt meaningless, or did you like someone who just didn’t seem attracted to you?

Dating can be tough, but follow our top nine tips to give yourself the best chance of success:

1. Know what you want

There are so many ways to meet women nowadays that you can afford to be a little choosy. If you want to narrow down your search by hobbies or age ranges – whatever is most important to you – you can do this on most online dating sites, ensuring that you don’t waste time talking to people who don’t share your love of jazz or who is simply too young to be of interest to you.

2. Decide on an approach

Do you want to spend your time endlessly swiping left or right or do you want to take this dating lark seriously? Paying for a membership dating site gives you the confidence that the women you get chatting to are truly there to meet their perfect match, and that they are not faking their credentials. With freebies, there is always a payoff, and you risk talking to people who are less than genuine and wasting your time.

3. Be yourself

I know, I know, it’s clichéd advice, but most clichés originate in the truth. When you pretend to be somebody you’re not, you set yourself up to fail – you will never know if your potential partner is attracted to you, or to the ‘you’ you are projecting.

4. Leave the past behind you

Did your last date ghost you? Did your ex break your heart? Difficult as it may be, it is important to leave your past behind you if you want to move forward and start to build a new relationship. If you’re having real trouble forgetting your ex, it may be too soon to be getting together with new girls.

5. Let your guard down

If you want to meet a soulmate, you need to put down the barriers that you normally raise to protect your heart from being broken. At some point, you need to get together, let her in, and let her love you. So, when it comes to your first meeting…

6. Look your best

Women like to think you have made an effort, so don’t forget to shave, iron your shirt and put on a tie that doesn’t have yesterday’s fried egg dripped onto it! This might seem picky, but if it’s this simple to avoid putting somebody off, just do it. You don’t have to go overboard, just look presentable.

7. Smile

You will be nervous, but don’t come across as moody. This applies to your profile photos as well as real-life meetings! You don’t have to frown and purse your lips to look sophisticated; look like you’re somebody who is up for fun, too.

8. Show interest in her

If you talk endlessly about yourself, or if your eyes glaze over when she’s talking about her interests, she will pick up on this and she will know you’re not really interested. Ask thoughtful questions and pay attention to her answers and you will be on the road to success.

9. Have a good time!

Ok, you’ve read all the rules and you’ve shaved, shaken off your ex and prepared some interesting questions to ask the woman you’re meeting. Now, stop taking it all so seriously! You’re doing this to have a good time, after all.

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