The Date Doctor: Get The Best Experience From Your Singles Social Events

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If you’re looking for love, then listen up– Jaimy Blazynski, the Date Doctor is here!

There’s been a lot of happy hours and other kinds of singles social events lately, and Jaimy has some tips on how people can have the best experience possible with these social outings.  Check out the Date Doctor’s advice and get ready for some great nights out!

1. What Does My Outfit Say About Me?

Before you head out the door, look in the mirror and ask yourself “what does my outfit say about me?”  The message your outfit says about you will be heard by everyone else at the event, so you need to make sure it’s what you really want to say.  it’s great to accentuate your best features, and it can be sexy to flaunt something you feel great about… but if you’re flaunting everything, it becomes really cheesy.   Dress in some way that reflects you.

2. Keep your best hand forward

A lot of people will hold a drink or phone or their keys in their right hand– that’s the hand you’re going to need to shake when you are introduced to somebody.  It can be awkward to shuffle stuff between your hands when first meeting someone new, and a drink can leave your hand all wet, which is an unpleasant first impression.

3.  Don’t sell an event short

It’s a bad movie to pre-judge a singles event.  Nobody should walk in and immediately decide there’s nobody you could marry, and wind up in a bad mood.  Getting in a bad mood is unattractive, so if you get angry early, your dream partner could come walking through the door and get turned off by you pouting in the corner.

4.  Don’t feel guilty ending the conversation

People tend to stay in conversations for the sake of politeness, longer than they want to.  You’re out at these events to meet multiple people, so even if you feel a connection, you might want to cut things short and excuse yourself.  You can use excuses like wanting to grab some food or a drink, or just be honest and say you want to go socialize, but it’s to be expected that you will stay social with multiple people throughout the event, so don’t feel bad doing that!

5.  Avoid the “complaining conversation”

Shared misery is NOT a way to connect, so avoid a complaining conversation!  Relating based on negativity is a turn off, so find something positive to connect and on talk about instead.  No one wants to date a miserable, negative person… it doesn’t matter what you look like– if you’re a downer, people will try to get out of a conversation with you.

For more advice on your love, life and relationships– or for a free tip on your dating profile– check out the Date Doctor’s website at got5minutes.com.

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