Branch out of your dating comfort zone and give a chance to those women you haven’t previously considered (think age, looks, profession, interests).
While some dating mistakes are obvious, others can be trickier to recognize. In fact, you may not even know you’re making them. So, if you feel as if you are somehow going off track with your relationships, but aren’t really sure how, check to see if you are making any of these 5 dating mistakes:
1. Talking about your ex on your dates
Talking about your ex with your dates is never a good move. Women view men that can’t stop talking about their ex non-stop as having unresolved frustrations and pent-up bitterness. You don’t need to go into details about each and every past relationship you’ve ever had or how you were wronged during any date. She also doesn’t need to know exact names, dates or all the gross details about you and your ex’s sex life.
2. Sharing too much information
Don’t give out your resume on the first date. Some of your past is straightforward and can be discussed right then and there; however, the first date is not show and tell time.
3. Having a narrow focus
Always dating the same type of women and expecting different results is a recipe for disaster. Branch out of your dating comfort zone and give a chance to those women you haven’t previously considered (think age, looks, profession, interests). Remember that dating only women that you think of as your type has gotten you exactly where you are right now–single.
4. Expecting too much too soon
Nothing turns a woman off and sends her running away faster than a guy who starts moving too fast and expects instant attraction, love and devotion, or even instant great sex after only one or two dates.
5. Giving up power
Lots of guys try to get women to like them by doing whatever the woman wants; becoming too considerate, too helpful and too kind in an effort to seemingly align their lives with a woman’s wishes. Don’t be one of them. Women don’t respect pushovers and they don’t feel attraction for “nice” guys who always kiss up to them.
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