When it comes to dating and relationships, we often look to our friends and family for advice. It's always nice to turn to the ones you trust for some words of wisdom, but is all advice good advice? There are some very common dating tips that are actually awful advice! Check out the three worst dating tips you could ever get below:
1. Play Hard To Get
“Play hard to get” is one of the most common dating tips and also one of the worst. Sure, sometimes acting like you're not actually interested in someone can make them more interested in you. However, that instance is rare. The reality is that acting like you're not interested in someone gives them the idea that, well, you're not interested in them. Who would've thought? The better idea is to just let the person know how you feel. Don't play games. If you like them, tell them. Then they can either reciprocate your feelings or politely reject you. Being straight-forward makes the whole process a lot simpler.
2. Opposites Attract
How many times have you heard that opposites attract? Do you really think this is true? There's definitely couples out there who are very different from one another and they've managed to make it work. With that said, they are the exception to the rule. The truth is that it's really hard to make a relationship work with someone who is drastically different from yourself. Having different beliefs, different opinions and different interests just leads to a whole lot of things to argue about. Constant arguments don't lead to a long-lasting love. They lead to a swift breakup.
3. You'll Know Right Away When You've Met “The One”
This is truly one of the most misleading and damaging dating tips. So many people have accepted this strange idea (often promoted by movies and TV shows) that you know immediately when you've met your soulmate (if they even exist…) They believe that you lock eyes with a stranger from across the room and you know that you're going to spend the rest of your life with them before you even know what their name is. Perhaps there are one or two couples out there whose romance went something like this but for the vast majority of people, this is a fairy tale. It takes a long time to know that someone is “the one.” Many people say that it took months or even years before they realized their partner was the person they wanted to spend their life with – and this is totally fine…because it's realistic!