Whether you are gay, bisexual or bi-curious finding the perfect date can be a daunting task, especially if you are out for the first time.
How should I dress? Where are you going? What should you say or not say? One thing is certain, remember to be yourself and be relaxed. Here are a number of gay dating tips to help you make dating a success.
Location, Location, Location! Choice of location is extremely important. Arrange to meet in a place that is neutral, not too far from your home, where you are familiar with the area. You also want to choose a location that is not too loud; more like a quiet bar where you can both communicate and be heard effectively.
Focus on the love! Dating is always very tense and nerve-wracking, especially if you are shy or the quiet type. A point to remember is to listen carefully to what the date is saying so that this will give you the opportunity to combine and connect more easily.
A little 'give and take: Share your conversations, ask all the questions you want and encourage your date to speak freely of themselves. Be polite and listen to what the other has to say.
What was in the past is best left in the past: Do not dwell in the past, and try not to mention your past relationships and negative experiences. Remember, every first date is a new beginning and should be treated as such. So feel safe and be upbeat, stick to the present and future. Show your date that his time is now and you have no emotional baggage with you.
Radiate: Show inner glow and be positive. There is nothing like a positive person - it shows good reliability, which is certainly attractive in the eyes of many. Bury your negative thoughts and think positive.
Easy Come, Easy Go: There is no reason to rush the situation. Take your time, give yourself and the other person time to breathe and find out how you really feel about each other. It is not advisable to become too serious too fast. This can easily intimidate the other person, especially if they do not feel ready for a relationship or commitment.
Honesty will set you free: There is no sense beating around the bush. Be true to yourself and your feelings towards that person. If your interest is not mutual, draw your attention to someone who appreciates it. Likewise, if you grow dissatisfied or lose interest in the person, let them know – gently – to avoid wasting anyone’s time.
Respect: One of the best pieces of advice for gay dating is to treat the other person with the same level of respect you feel you deserve. There is no sense in wasting time and playing games, return their phone calls and talk to them. If you are interested, have the decency to let a person know rather than take it on a roller coaster ride of uncertainty.
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