Dating advice playing the field
This doesn't mean tell her everything on your first date, but don't lie about things that may be important to you just because you think it might get you laid." - sclerf "Establish boundaries very early on and stick to them. her family is extremely pushy, domineering and controlling.They show up whenever they want, stay over days or weeks at a time, clean up our house to their standards, borrow money from her, call during dinner, etc.I've enjoyed the fun aspects of being with a partner without being tied down to one person emotionally.And, since I don't have a top-notch memory, it also requires keeping a handy list in my phone.I almost never get sick of seeing her." - Talks In Maths Got that all down?They’re all in the notes section of my phone: the 26-year-old graphic designer from Baltimore. A couple of actor/bartenders who live within a five-mile radius of my place in Central Los Angeles."That doesn't mean beat whoever you're dating over the head with it, but talk about it.Some shared interests are important in a relationship...obviously not ALL interests should be shared, my wife likes reality TV, I like zombies. But we share enough common interests that we can watch anime together and play D&D every weekend." - Effendoor "Quality beats quantity every single time.
With that in mind wouldn't some valuable advice from those who have been there and done that already be useful?
But, rather than stay single, I figured out what the hell I wanted from my next long-term partner, dove straight into dating, and found myself in the middle of a rotation — that is, seeing a multitude of men, all noncommittally.
My many relationships have fallen somewhere between a string of not-so-great first dates and being in love.
When I say talk, I don't mean try once and then give up, I mean push to get everything out in the open.
Whilst it might be awkward to begin with, it can feel cathartic when you're over whatever it was."I have a friend who lost his job and pretended to go to work for a week for fear of [what] his wife would think/do. If that were to happen to me, my wife would be the first person I'd want to tell and run home to. It's easy to fall into a comfortable rut, but it doesn't help anyone." - Sully1102 "Listen to understand rather than listen to respond.