How to Turn Serial Dating into Successful Dating

Meet Belinda Stuckey, an online serial dater. Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 5.39.22 PM   Belinda is a teacher who lives in Australia and has been looking for Mr. Right through smartphone dating apps. Despite the attractive blonde 35 year old being honest and open-minded, not one of her 136 dates over 17 months has resulted in a second date. It's a struggle many women face nowadays. It is easy to set up an online profile - it only takes a few clicks. And it's certainly easy to get a man's attention online by posting pretty pictures. But after finding a match and setting up a time to meet, it is still up to fate to see if you find a "spark". Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 5.43.54 PM For Belinda, no sparks or even flickers have come out of her 100 + dates. This sort of discouragement can lead women to wonder what they are doing wrong. They can even doubt they will ever find happiness, or that they are dateable. It can cause self esteem issues and issues with confidence. "Did I do something wrong? Did I not show enough skin? What can I do better next time?" were the questions Belinda constantly asked herself after every failed date, she told the Daily Mail. The whole ordeal can be exhausting. If you're looking for love on the web, and feeling a little discouraged, here are some tips to remember when meeting a "profile" for the first date. series-serial-dating-banner Have a nice time  The surprise of meeting someone new should be an enjoyable one. Make the most out of the time you share together. There is a 50-50 chance you'll make a real connection, so if you don't see fireworks remember that this person may not be a love interest but can always be a friend. Be open to conversation Asking the right questions helps you to get to know someone. Keep your questions spontaneous and don't have a memorized list to run through. Try great conversation starters such as "Who’s the person in your own life you admire most?" You'd be surprised how the right conversation can shape a date and how you view a person. Switch up locations  Don't stick to the standard dinner and a movie with every new date. Go go-karting! Take a cooking class together! Hit the gym for a spontaneous work out date! Always keep it fresh. You'll get to do a lot of crazy fun dates and maybe the right location is what you need to getting to know that special someone. What are your thoughts on online dating? What's your perfect first date idea? Let us know!

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