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Summer Dating: Part 1

Summer Dating: Part 1

Fall and winter are when the hand cuffs go on and is called “the cuffing season” when people hunker down and get in a relationship to stay warm. Spring is the breakup season and people are out meeting new people. But what about summer? Finding real summer love isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Here’s how you can make summer dating easier:

1. Say “hi” to at least one new person a day. This is a great opener for people. Especially for the ladies to use, as we can sometimes appear unapproachable to men! (: Simply say “hello” or “hi, how are you?” to someone new every day.

2. Flirt with everyone!
Male, female, whoever. This helps you practice letting your bubbly, magnetic personality out to share with the world. This is attractive to others and will make dating easier for you.

3. Making a Priority If finding a relationship is important to you, you have to make it a priority. Do this by saying “yes” to invitations you get, try and get out at least once a week to meet new people, and participate in new activities.

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What People Say VS. What They Really Mean

What People Say VS. What They Really Mean

The opposite sex and dating can be confusing at times. It can be really frustrating trying to decipher what people’s intentions are and what they really mean.  They’ll act one way to your face and then completely different over the phone or via text or maybe they’ll completely disappear altogether. Today we’re going to dissect what people really mean when they say certain things.

How to Have a Great Conversation on a Date

How to Have a Great Conversation on a Date

Conversations. We hear them everyday and everywhere; on the news, on the train, at the office, at the mall. People talking about the weather, their families, the news, their lives, the new boss. In the dating world, good conversations are the key to good chemistry. Have you ever been out to dinner and your date just won’t stop talking? You wonder if you will ever get in a word in edgewise? Or have you been on a date where it is like pulling teeth just to get the conversation going? You are left with one word answers and then the dreaded awkward silence as you both wait for the check. Every now and then you will stumble upon someone who you can just talk to naturally for hours. Even after you leave the restaurant, you might still talk on the phone for longer.

But what does it take to be a great conversationalist? Perhaps conversations make you nervous. Or maybe you have been told that you dominate conversations. Once you learn to carry good conversations with anyone and everyone, you will see how easily it translates to dating and relationships. Here are four key ways to perfect the art of conversations:

Will You Ever Find the One?

Will You Ever Find the One?

Hi there! I'm April Davis dating coach and matchmaker at LUMASearch.com. Something I hear over and over as a matchmaker is: “will I ever find the one?” This question is interesting to me for two reasons. Firstly, what defines “the one?” And secondly, who has the ultimate answer to this question? We grew up with childhood fairytales and the pressure of society to “settle down” and get married. But often we are left wondering why our lives are not living up to our childhood expectations. Love and romance are much more complicated in the real world than what we read about in fairy tales or see in the movies.

Are Your Dating Expectations Too High?

Are Your Dating Expectations Too High?

Have you ever started dating someone and things were great to begin with only to be disappointed a few weeks or days later? We all have a picture in our minds of what our ideal relationship would look like. It may be half concocted from what Hollywood has sold us and the other half from seeing our friend’s perfect relationships posted all over social media.