Whether you are meeting someone in person for the first time after swiping right on Tinder or your friend sets you up with her boyfriend’s friend, these days we go into a lot of first dates blind.
Granted, our first dates are typically vetted in some way.
"I think the best way to approach a blind date for someone like me is to approach things really casually and create a low-pressure environment, so the guy can get to know the girl and decide he wants to pursue."Unanimously, the men I spoke to agreed that they would go on a blind date, even one without seeing a picture beforehand, as long as they trusted the matchmaker.
Connor explained that before he started dating his now fiancée, he was definitely up for blind dates and had even been on one or two."I always thought they were exciting and even when it didn't work out I enjoyed them," Connor says.
"Sometimes meeting new people can be tough, so given how busy I am, I am all for blind dates!
But I won't go on them if just anyone suggests them," Justin explains.
In order to have a truly fulfilling relationship (or even start a healthy relationship) with a great guy, you need to come from a place of strength, confidence, and fulfillment.
But hurry, she's not going to be on the market for long' (and it was true), that would be a totally different scenario."Charlie suggests that there is a way to give the guy and girl more autonomy on the blind date that will help dissolve the air of desperation.
Here is what they say."I would say the biggest problem I see is that blind dates typically have a feeling of desperation attached," Isaac explains.
"Like if somebody says to me, ' Can I set you up on a blind date? Let's be honest, it's typically because your friend feels sorry for her friend (or you), so your friend ends up setting you up with someone.
I’ve had some of my female readers complain that the term neediness makes it sound like I’m framing women as weak, fragile, insecure creatures that just cling to men (and stress them out). I think women bring a tremendous strength and power to the table in relationships…
when they have access to it and are free of their own fears. Those fears are greater now more than ever really since there’s an entire industry devoted to making sure men and women are wrought with insecurities so they buy products (sowing in and agitating tiny insecurities is the bread and butter of the marketing world).