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Top 12 Dating Tips

Follow these tips to get you from ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do!’


9. Be reliable… do not flake. Following through is the key to success.

When a man calls you, call him back within 48 hours of his call. He is most likely calling you to ask you out. If you hesitate he will go onto the next girl. Men have more than one woman that they are dating so be the girl that he connects with first and most likely you will get Saturday night out of him…the number one position in his playbook.

Top 12 Dating Tips

10. Qualify the buyer.

For every four questions a man asks you, ask him one, but ask questions in a light breezy way that would show you what type of character he is. For example: where do you see yourself in five years? The family man will say married, with kids and very happy. If he asks buyer questions of you, like: do you want to get married? Answer truthfully. You may ask him less informal ones in order to see where he stands on commitment issues. A good question is: at what age do you see yourself married? Or how long do you think you should date a person before you get engaged? A man generally does not lie when asked casually as he just met you and is not so invested in the relationship yet.

11. Do not date a man more than a year.

If by nine months no talk of marriage has come up freely by this man you can safely assume he’s not the marrying kind. But do not fear just yet, let him know calmly about your time-table and don’t bring it up again. On the anniversary of the first year let him know the year has been fun but you don’t see eye to eye on the future with him. Then wish him well and leave. If he is your guy you can bet he won’t be gone for long and a ring is not too far behind…good men know good women are hard to come by.

12. Do not live with a man prior to marriage.

It kills the romance and if the man lives rent free than, as they say, why should he buy the house? You may accept a ring and move in only if the wedding date is set, both families have met and wedding plans are in full swing.

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 110 Comments

  1. Joanne Reese

    Dating is really fun especially the first date. I always get nervous and excited at the same time ? These tips are great — I like to have a guidebook of sorts to follow. It makes me feel safer, like I’m on the right path. This will be my dating bible from now on!

  2. Cheryl Curry

    Even if you’re not dating true love will come to you at an unexpected time. I met my man once I gave up on dating. I went out with so many awful men that I got sick of it. I think my friends took pity and that’s why they set me up. Worked out in the end!

  3. Leah Steele

    Don’t use dating as an excuse for sexual adventure and sexual conquest… that’s not the real purpose of it.

  4. Dianne Alvarado

    These tips are great! I love that you tell us to date a pair and a spare! So nice to see that since most bloggers would call me a slut if I did that. LOL

    • Faye Phillips

      For our generation dating is equal to having sex. ?

  5. Gretchen Evans

    I love all the topics that you write about here in Urbanette, and I REALLY love how much personality each of your articles has. I feel like I really know all your writers — especially you, Sarah and Hilary. I never get tired of reading this! ?

  6. Kari Velazquez

    It’s better late than never! I’m turning 35 this year and I still haven’t found The One. Hopefully, with these tips, I will find him this year!

  7. Beatrice Schnabel

    I TOTALLY AGREE! Date many if you’re single! Enjoy!?

  8. Kenya Cordova

    I wanna try all of these! Goodluck to me!

  9. Michelle Fisher

    I don’t like the idea of living together if not yet married. ? I am 100% sure my parents would FLIP OUT if I tried that.

  10. Karen Smith

    All the single ladies! Put your hands up and date!?

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