Wednesday, 09 January 2013
What happens when you are feeling overwhelmed in the dating world? What do you do when your significant other abruptly decides to leave you or you find out that he or she has been cheating on you, and you have a hard time moving on? What if you find yourself in a situation where the guy or girl you want to date is the ex of one of your close friends, and you are not sure whether or not you should date him or her? What if you cannot decide whether or not you should call back a person you met at a party? What would you do?
In times of dating distress, most people have turned to a friend, relative, or even an acquaintance for advice at one time or another. Some of the advice given by these people may have been beneficial and helpful, while other advice…not so much.
What is the worst piece of dating advice you have ever received? The following is a list of the worst dating advice that has given out to a few people I know. Honestly, I am not sure what the people who handed out these pieces of advice were thinking, but even if none of these pieces of advice were useful, they were still good for a laugh.
- Speak very quietly to create an air of mystery around you. Guys love that. I’m sorry, but what? If a person purposely talks quietly during a date, the person with whom he/she is on a date is going to get frustrated because he/she cannot hear what is being said. This is likely to result in the date itself coming to an abrupt end because the date does not want to put up with the frustration anymore.
- Don’t do any of his/her chores or cook for him/her before marriage. Sorry, you’re not getting that sandwich you wanted until you put a ring on it. Sex before marriage is a controversial issue. Living together before marriage is also a controversial issue. It is completely understandable why people would have strong opinions on both sides of those issues. No cooking or cleaning before marriage, on the other hand…I don’t think the general public cares. The only way this piece of advice would have made sense would be if it was meant to teach the advice recipient that he/she should never let another person take advantage of him/her.
- Act disinterested; he’ll want you more. Any advice that involves playing mind games is, in my opinion, bad advice if a person is seeking a stable relationship. Solid, lasting relationships do not blossom from mind games and deception.
- Pick fights in your relationship every once in a while to keep it healthy. It’s unhealthy to not fight in a relationship. Why create problems if problems do not exist? Some couples just do not fight very often. If a couple can talk through differences without fights, all the more power to that couple!
- Tell your date a deep secret about you right away as a means of breaking the ice. Why not get up on a stage in front of every person you know and do the same thing? Save your deepest, darkest secrets for a steady partner and not a person whom you have only begun to see.
What is the worst dating advice you have ever received? Have you ever followed a bad piece of dating advice and regretted it later?