New Delhi: The dating game can be a tricky one and if you're single, I'm sure you've asked yourself more than once: “Why me?” The reasons could be many like your dating style, your attitude about love, you thinking yourself as not attractive/rich/young enough, or you talking about a former partner.
When trying to find love, often fear is biggest thing that stands in the way. However, the situation isn't hopeless – and neither are you! But bad dating habits may be ruining your chances for a happy and successful relationship. Here are five dating don'ts that could be sabotaging your love life:
An unrealistic checklist
In your dating checklist do you have something like this: tall, handsome, good looking, slim, amazing body, nice eyes, terrific smile, great sense of humour, kind, compassionate, great cook, voluptuous! If yes, then you need to take a re-look at it. The list can be a whole lot bigger if you are looking at some perfect date. Although it is true that everyone needs someone who is above average from all the rest, it is unrealistic in the real world. If you truly want a good spouse or a partner then you must trim down your checklist. On meeting first time with your date, it is important to find common ground to spark interesting conversation and in turn find out what your personal beliefs and common interests are. However, one word of caution – you must be clear about what qualities you're willing to live with and what you can't live without. For instance, you can't live with someone who is a smoker but can probably think about if someone is having children.
Setting the bar right will help you in not restricting yourself from meeting someone you might actually like.