Whether you are new to the dating scene, are re-entering the dating scene, or are a serial dater, you can always use dating tips and advice to up your game. The truth is, there are no magic formulas, no fail-proof tricks, and no sneaky ways of trapping Mr. or Miss Right. Dating tips are just that — tips, not one-size-fits-all guarantees. It depends on the situation, who we are, where we live, where we are in our lives… the list goes on but there are some threads of advice that are fairly universal and can benefit anyone, regardless of shifting parameters.

1. Get prepared

If you really want to succeed, be ready to commit to dating. Halfheartedness won’t work. If you really want to date, put some effort into it. Do some research, have some honest conversations with yourself and think about what you want out of dating.

2. Get your act together

Begin a regime of looking and feeling your best. Join a gym, get fit, get your hair cut or styled… whatever does it for you! Though it will not find you a date in itself, you will feel so much more confident about yourself. If you try and shrink yourself , you’ll project discomfort so stand tall and be yourself. Others can sense that and they’re attracted to it.

3. Go shopping

Treat yourself to some new clothes, shoes or even a whole new look. Get your image right for you. It has to be something that flatters you as well as one you can manage and live with. Don’t do anything to make yourself look shorter! Tall is feminine so amplify and accentuate your positives. Throw out those tired jeans, old sweaters or cardigans and spruce yourself up. Your date will appreciate that you demonstrated some effort.

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4. Surround yourself with people who will support your tall dating goals

By following the first three tips you will feel better and be more focused. Don’t sabotage this by sitting around with friends who are negative about love and relationships. Sitting alongside couples at dinner parties in suburbia is not necessarily where you need to be right now!

5. Get out

Join clubs, trips, events and groups, anything that might help you meet like-minded potential partners. You will not meet people by staying indoors and watching the latest Netflix series, no matter how good it is  – many have tried this approach and failed! If you are stepping into the world of online dating, be sure to check out Rachel’s Digital Dating Guide for Tall Women

6. Give yourself a break

Take time off from dating occasionally if it’s not going well or causing dating fatigue. Recharging your batteries and keeping confidence and optimism levels high is an absolute must. We all hit rough patches, but don’t let your search for love become a death march. If necessary, date in phases.

7. Enjoy the journeyLove Tall Dating Tall Women Datestallguides magazine tall dating tips

Enjoy dating for what it is – meeting new people, socialising and spending time in interesting company. These people may or may not play a bigger part in your life down the road but the fact is, most people have something interesting to offer. While you may not be out on the dating scene looking for new friends, you may well find one or two fabulous people along the way.

8. It’s a mystery

Never make yourself too available. People like mystery, enigma and the thrill of the chase when dating. Part of keeping up the mystery is not sleeping with your dates too early on. The longer a person is made to chase and fall for you (within reason), the more likely that love may blossom. If the chemistry peaks too early, your emotions may never have time to catch up and the relationship will potentially wither away.

We’ll be back soon with Part 2 and if you have a tall dating story you’d like to share, we’d love you to start a conversation in our #teamtall Facebook group. In the meantime, we’d love to know what you feel your biggest dating challenges are…

What do you feel your biggest dating hurdles are?