What Kind of Date Planner Are You?
Do you rush to find a restaurant at the last minute? Or have you got theatre tickets booked months in advance? Top eHarmony psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos has identified five distinct types of date planner.
So whether you leave no detail unchecked, or you can never settle on a destination, Dr Linda has some top tips for getting the most out of your dating life.
Being spontaneous is fun, and it’ll certainly help keep your stress levels at bay. If you’re the spontaneous type, try to plan ahead just one aspect of the day; perhaps flowers to arrive at the office, or a card waiting for when they get home, or maybe just acknowledge to keep the evening free! A small gesture of planning and organising can show how much you like your date and that you care about them enough to want to make the day special.
You’re probably thinking too much about it, which shows that you’re thoughtful and want the evening to be a hit. That said, if you’re stressing too much and unable to make any decisions, you might not be enjoying the planning as much as you should.
There is nothing wrong with being too thorough in your event planning, and your effort will certainly show and impress your date! However, make sure you don’t get too caught up in the details. If anything goes wrong (and sometimes it does) you don’t want to let yourself get too disappointed. Remember that your date is there for you and not for the 100% perfect evening so how ever carefully you plan the date, make sure you can relax and enjoy it yourself as this is what really matters.
Over kill/All Out
Flashing the cash is not as important as you may think. You don’t need the most expensive champagne or the most expensive car to impress your date. Being funny, kind and attentive is far more attractive than a sports car! Don’t forget… (sure we have a stat here about how cars/money get you more dates but NOT actual relationships).
Dating is supposed to be fun so if you’re really reluctant to planning the date then maybe you’re not really excited about it? Think about it before because if you’re not really excited to go on a date on Valentine’s Day then it could mean you’re settling, and you should never settle just to have a date on Valentine’s Day.If you are excited, but just know you’re not the planning type, and then try to make it as easy as possible. Booking a table at a restaurant is quick and easy to do, and can be really romantic and impressive. Forget about the home cooked three course dinner and filling the room with tea light candles, keep the date simple and you won’t be so reluctant to plan it.
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