When we were given the opportunity to write a guest post for Lifebytes we literally couldn’t bite their arms off quickly enough (see what we did there?). We’re an online dating site where people from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand can sign up for free to meet singles online. We’re also very proud that Lifebytes have joined the Singles Warehouse Expert team to share their knowledge with the online dating community.
Staying true to the LifeBytes tagline we thought our guest post should be about ‘What’s your story?”. You see anyone who is dating, no matter if you meet them via an online dating site or in the pub on a Friday evening probably have a story to tell. I’m sure we all do in fact. The question is at what point do your discuss your story.
Before The Date
I’m a firm believer of honestly is the best policy when it comes to going on a date. The person should know what they need to know in order to make up their mind about going on a date with you. I once went on a date with a lady who was deaf. I was not told until we met which made me feel really bad. Not because she was deaf, but because I’d taken us to a really packed and busy restaurant. I spent the evening shouting at her from my side of the table. Had I have know before the date I could have planned something more appropriate.
During The Date
Still hung up on your ex…then this really isn’t the time to bring it up. You’ve decided to spend the date together so why involve a past relationship that didn’t work. Here’s a fact – it didn’t work for a reason so move on and enjoy the potential of what’s in front of you now.
After The Date
Sometimes this is the best option but if your story is a hard pill to swallow then it’s probably better to get it out of the way before the date. Having said that if you’ve got to this point then you need to consider what date two will be like.
Remember what we said at the beginning, we all have a story. Don’t be afraid of yours. It’s what makes you and will be a part of your journey with someone new.