"When I feel desired for who I am rather than for playing the boyfriend, I am drawn. If I feel like I'm only being tolerated, insecurities start to creep in."
On a date, be sincere and make an effort in return. Don't assume the man will pay; it's not a certainty. Entitlement is unappealing.
"I was struck by my wife's candour on our first date; she admitted her faults and dating past without hiding them. brave and genuine to herself."
"Really laugh. Clearly, for this to work, the person they're dating must be humorous, but when it does, it's hot."
Discuss a topic she finds meaningful that isn't her ex-boyfriend with enthusiasm.
"Regardless matter how the night went, holding hands while returning home makes me swoon. Confidence like that is really appealing."
"Boundaries are established for each spouse in a happy marriage. You are the issue, not your spouse, if you violate their limits."
"Avoid using the lip bite and eye contact as a pickup technique. It's too powerful and makes me oblivious to warning signs."
"Don't bring your baggage on the first date; instead, be upbeat and excited about life. Communicate your fears over time."
"I value effort. I've been on dates with folks who appeared to have stumbled off the street, but I recall those who made an effort to look well." #priorities
When they put their phone away, don't feel the need to keep it facing up or open, and aren't continuously on it during a pause or period of stillness.