7 Ridiculous Dating Tips You Need To Ignore If You Want Love That’ll Last

When it comes to your love life everyone seems to be an expert. And while some advice is warranted and helpful, there’s some that we’re all a little sick of hearing.

When it comes to your love life everyone seems to be an expert. And while some advice is warranted and helpful, there’s some that we’re all a little sick of hearing. 

Here are 7 dating tips to ignore if you want real love. 

1. Play Hard to Get

The best part about a budding relationship is the excitement and tension that builds from slowly getting to know someone. 

But playing hard to get creates a false challenge, and will only lead to something that is less real and more imagined. Once the chase is over, you might find that with the excitement gone, there was nothing ever truly there. 

2. Avoid dating sites. They’re filled with guys who just want sex 

Everyone knows someone who has an online dating horror story. Dating sites are a wide open meat market that attract people from all over - you’re bound to meet some “characters.” 

Remember that no singular person could ever represent the entire world of online dating. So don’t quit based on one bad experience. 

Instead, try a dating site that’s more relationship focused. On Zoosk​, instead of swiping, matches are based on your behavior on the site - so you’re more likely to be paired with singles that you share things in common with. 

3. Sit back and wait for the guy to make the first move

The rules of dating have changed. No more waiting for a guy to ask you out or eyeing a guy from the other side of the bar in hopes of catching his attention. 

High powered women are 30% more likely to make the first move on a dating site, and “conversations initiated by women [are] more likely to end with a phone number being exchanged.” 

On Elite Singles, which is designed for busy professionals who don't have time to swipe through thousands of profiles, women who send out the first message are 2.5x more likely to get a response. 

4. Find a partner who loves you more than you love him

It’s nice having someone who worships you and would do anything for you. But this notion that one person in the relationship needs the upper hand gets old fast - because someone is bound to be left feeling unfulfilled and frustrated. 

5. Never flirt with a coworker

Flirting at work is fun. And if things don’t work out, there are ways to avoid the awkwardness. Plus the excitement of going to work and running into someone you’re crushing on will sustain even the most boring of office jobs. 

6. Blah sex is an immature reason to end a relationship

Sex is important! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Because the feeling of not being completely satisfied in the bedroom will manifest itself in other ways. So if the guy is super sweet but the sex is unimpressive that's a valid reason to  get out before the resentment starts to build. 

7. Mr. Perfect doesn't exist

Okay, so maybe Mr. Perfect doesn’t exist. But “Mr. Perfect for You” does exist. So don’t settle for less just because you’re fed up with being single. Wait for the guy who’s worth spending the rest of your life with - he's out there. 

So forget all of that recycled relationship advice - because the best way to fall in love is by ignoring all of the rules and trusting in your instincts. And if you need just a little bit of help, try a dating site like Zoosk