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Dating Tips from Pros
by John Smithe

It’s one thing to actually go on a date with someone you have liked for the longest time. But keeping that person interested in who you are as a person is the tough part. Sure, you can be funny, studious, a gentleman, and an all around great guy to be with. But if you take away the romance even in just the first date, you are bound to fail miserably. Don’t leave your date to chance. Make sure that you take some dating tips from some romance pros so that you can keep your partner always excited and always wanting more of what you can offer.

To make sure that you do your best on your first, second, or even third date, here are some tips that can help you out. In fact, it can be any date that you are on. The important thing is that you do it the way romance pros do it so that you can be sure your partner stays faithful to you.

1. Know yourself first. Remember that romance takes a lot of work and you need to know what kind of character you are. Your heart is not made of stone no matter how tough you are. It’s time you started to show your more sensitive side.

2. Romance is not a one-way street. Both men and women must show romance to each other. It’s a proven fact that men who are romantic are more successful when they date women.

3. Romance has got nothing to do with how macho you are. The fact of the matter is that you are more masculine to a woman if you show that you are soft and have a romantic side that she loves.

4. Not all men and women are naturally romantic. This means that you can’t expect yourself to be romantic all of a sudden when the need arises. You need to be sensitive and aware of when you should be romantic to your partner.

5. Romantic pros will tell you that it’s all about being thoughtful. You need to be more attentive to the needs of your partner and not just your own.

6. Communication is the key to a proper romance. Want to be like the romance pros? Then make sure you communicate with your partner on all possible levels.

7. When you are out, it’s important that you set the mood. Choose a location that sets the mood and the ambience so that romance is brought to an even higher level of drama.

8. Romance does not stop at just dating. You have a phone, so make sure to call your date and ask her how she is or just call to tell her that you love her.

9. Real romance pros know how to say the words “I love you.” You need to learn how to say it properly and also say it because you mean it. There’s no sense in saying those three words if you don’t need to.

10. Be spontaneous. It’s all about the little things that you do to help show your partner that you care and that you are always thinking about her.

About the Author:
John Smithe is an experienced writer on the professional singles market and dating industry. He has been writing for quite a while and has had countless articles published. Some of John's most favorite topics to write on include single professionals over 30. Romance Pros Tampa

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From Kyle:

"I'm 20 and think of myself as average looking, but I have struggled with confidence in the past. I have used a few escorts. I know paying for sex is a debatable topic and where I live, illegal.

I treated the women respectfully. I am not a misogynist and didn't view it as buying sex. I believed it was consensual. I used protection, felt safe before, during and after, got tested and was negative for STDs.

However, I regret it. I am trying to learn from that mistake and learn to accept myself every day. I'm ready to put it behind me. Through this I learned I'm a relationship guy. Maybe it was a good thing to get a bit of promiscuity out of the way. I would never think of doing it again because I believe I am a good person.

That said, if I were involved with a woman who was promiscuous or even admitted to being with a gigolo, it wouldn't change how I thought of her. But I know women feel differently.

I do care about people, but at the time I was foolish and na´ve. I didn't know about trafficking and other dangers, and I never picked up women off the streets. They seemed like normal people to me.

It's not like I'm the first or last guy to do it. That's not the point, I know, but I know it's not that uncommon. I know I have something in common with Hugh Grant, Charlie Sheen, Jason Biggs and Jerry Springer.

Do you think I've damaged my chances for a relationship? Down the road, should I tell my partner? I'm young with my whole life ahead of me. I try to be an honest person, but I think this might be a skeleton that will never come out of my closet. Thoughts? Am I being too hard on myself?"

Wayne & Tamara's Answer:

"Kyle, ask yourself three questions. Why do I want to tell? What do I expect from telling? When would I tell?

Would you tell to get it off your chest and feel better? Would you use telling as a test to see if a woman accepts you? Would you use telling to push a woman away from you? Can you see that unburdening yourself doesn't make it go away. It puts the burden on the other person.

What reaction might you expect from a woman? For "a girl next door" the whole concept of prostitution will be foreign. With her morals, would she accept you any more than she would accept a guy who deals drugs?

If you tell a girl with a past, she may be willing to accept you because, by comparison, her past doesn't look so bad. She may feel what you did is illegal and what she did is just trampy.

But don't think you can now calculate how you will feel about a girl with a past, because your own unforeseen reactions may surprise you. What was okay for you won't seem okay for her.

Plus, when to tell? First or second date? Six months? When it feels right? What could you be putting in a woman's head? In the future he will pay for prostitutes.

Perhaps you need to tell a few times to see what happens. But you may lose someone you care about over this.

Our advice: a girlfriend isn't a therapist, and neither is a relationship. You don't get to use a relationship to dump guilt on someone else. But if you want a relationship, you need to absolutely know this behavior will never reoccur using any rationalization.

Not only will you hurt yourself, you will destroy another person's trust and confidence in you. Don't tell and don't do it again. That's what we suggest.

We are allowed to change and move forward, but if we haven't changed, we don't get to move forward."

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