He texts a picture of his car so we know which one is his when we come down from our place to be picked up (remember when they used to pick us up at the door? Now it’s on to a mutually agreed upon place where we sit across from one another and can hear crickets chirping.Suddenly we realize that we really have no idea how to interact face to face and there is no emoji for real life dating.It’s time for us all to stop being romantic opportunists.Instead we should choose someone because they make us come alive with passion and feel empowered. Do they want to travel or are they more into their immediate community? ) is in such a damn rush to get to the end result they are glossing over the whole “getting to know you” phase.If they are truly that intimidated by the gift of another’s interest do we really want them in our life?Let’s just be us and let them be them…ultimately it’s the only way to get a feel for who people really are behind their mask.There is no single right or wrong way to approach dating. Just like with fashion it’s best to not always follow trends when we are navigating the dating landscape.
If there are things that are non-negotiable then it’s time we stop compromising just to keep someone around.Dating is supposed to be fun and frankly we need to get back to that revelry!It’s time to get rid of destination obsession and just get to know one another without the heaviness of “where is this going” and other questions that often times are symptomatic of putting the cart before the horse.It’s time to practice a bit of discernment and slow it down!If there is someone we like we need to approach them and stop telling ourselves they are out of our range or too good for us.The rules seem to change with every tick of the clock and it seems it’s more about getting the advantage than having fun falling in love.Here is how we can find a little bit of honesty in increasingly dishonest dating culture.Entire relationships are started through text before we ever even meet one another face to face!We chat back and forth and exchange photos of one another until one of us is brave enough to suggest getting together.Everything, however, will be much simpler and efficient if everyone would just be straight up about how they feel.Let’s stop worrying about whether our honesty will scare them off.