Life dating 101

With an unholy trinity of traditional, online, and mobile dating options to choose from, the possibilities are almost endless.

But, what exactly does that mean for being single in the city?

Nicola Rose, a counselling psychologist, expands, “If two individuals share a similar set of values, it’s going to make it easier for them to develop a fulfilling life.”Your time, energy, self-esteem, and wellbeing are precious.

Living in a city can knock these out of you, but dating should exhilarate you and bring positivity to your life. If it’s making you miserable, you’re doing something wrong, or you’re doing it with the wrong person.”“Boundaries cut out all the stress of dating and make you more relaxed, because they protect you.

You could try Shh Dating, one-minute speed dates that rely on non-verbal communication. Kate Taylor, Match.com’s resident relationship expert, says, “Use summery photos.

It’s now part of the fabric of gay culture, and we have over five million active monthly users globally... We live in a culture of instant gratification, and apps like Grindr help aid that.”You don't just have to handle people simultaneously; you also should balance the platforms used to meet them.

Pop-up speed-dating is now a thing (Last Night A Speed Date Changed My Life is worth trying based on the name alone).

There are pheromone nights, during which T-shirts that have been worn for three days are bagged up and smelled by prospective suitors.

It’s far more important to find someone who has similar values than someone who has an appealing look, bank account, or age.

A person's circumstances fluctuate over the course of their lifetime, but core values don’t.

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