What Is Dating?
To call myself a dating expert I better make my definition of dating clear. Dating is interacting with strangers on an intimate level with an intention of building a romance or romantic relationship.
(As defined by The Dating Truth™…)
I know it sounds complicated but consider it this way. We all start off as strangers. To consider yourself dating someone you must start to build intimacy (get to know them) then you must have an intention to be romantic or have a romance. Otherwise all you’re doing is making a friend. Well, what if one person has intent on being romantic and the other person doesn’t? Guess what, according to The Dating Truth™… that is not dating. It’s a friendship. Well, what if there is romance i.e. physical interaction, then you are dating an asshole who is leading you on.
Dating is not perfect and it’s not a science. We don’t all go on magical dinners with wonderful people. Sometimes we just sit on couches, watch reality shows and eat pizza but if both parties are interested in building intimacy (getting to know each other) with intent on building a romance (physical interaction) they are dating, as defined by me.
What makes me a dating expert?
Because I say so! I’m kidding. I am a dating expert because I date often, with success and I can clearly share with anyone willing to listen (or read) how to achieve the same results. I am an expert in networking and getting people to like me, two important elements in dating.
These days the definition of “expert” is blurred by experience versus education. On one hand one can learn the ins and outs of a subject by studying in the traditional way, through school and being taught or one can learn through experience. What makes me a dating expert is not that I’m a psychologist, sociologist or trained in any capacity on human behavior. What makes me a dating expert is simple: I help people date well.
If you call customer service with a problem do you want an expert or do you want help? The Dating Truth™ is a site that helps singles find success in dating. I am an expert because I tell people what to do, why they should do it and how it will bring them the results they are looking for. I express what I know clearly and in a concise way. I use honesty and succinct explanations to get the information across. Basically, I tell the damn truth!
I help people reach their dating goals, whatever they might be. Maybe I’m not an expert but if what I share on this blog helps at least one person, what does it matter?
What is successful dating?
Dating just like anything else has successes and failures. When you are dating well, you are setting a goal for yourself, an idea of how you want your dating life to be and achieving it. If you want everyone who asks for your number to call then success would be getting a phone call every time you gave your number away. If you are often asked for a second date then that is successful dating.
Successful dating to me also means making sure the people that you like, like you back. The worst feeling is to want someone who decides they don’t want you before they even get to know you. Successful dating is making sure you get your chance to be known. It’s dating on your terms and your rules. Successful dating is ensuring all doors are open to you to eventually meet the person of your dreams.