As the founder of Asian Elite UK, I often get asked all kinds of questions about dating, so wanted to cover a few of the basics. Keep reading for our advice to our most frequently asked questions about dating…
How do I know if I’m ready to date?
Wait until you feel ready to start looking again, and when you realise you want to meet someone new, listen to your gut instinct rather than forcing yourself into a situation you’re not emotionally ready for. If you’re looking for someone to complete you, make you happy or solve your problems, then you’re probably not ready to date anyone.
How do I create a profile?
Just complete the questions asked and write a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for. Also try to upload some pictures. The more you share, the more likely you are to attract potential matches. If you’re stuck for what to say, try thinking about how you might start a conversation or how a friend would describe you, and remember – you can always edit your profile any time.
What makes a good first message?
A first message doesn’t need to be very long. It’s good to show that you’ve read their profile and are interested in what they’ve said. Try to avoid sharing personal contact details in a first message and just get to know potential matches first via messaging.
At what point should we meet face to face?
Meeting face to face varies from person to person, but try to get to know them a bit first by messaging each other. Once you’ve established you’re both interested, ask them out on a date! If you wait too long, they may think you’re not interested and move on.
We had a good first date but there’s no chemistry. Should I go out with them again?
Meeting for the first time is generally nerve-wracking, so if there’s no initial, sudden attraction, don’t assume there never will be. The truth is, everyone is different and typically it can take a few dates to get comfortable with someone new. If you had a nice time on your first date but didn’t feel any sparks, don’t assume the chemistry won’t appear. Try to give things a chance and over time you might start to feel differently.
When should I know if he/she is “the one”?
We’d recommend that you don’t try to figure this out on the first few dates. There’s no specific time frame and our advice would be, take your time, you’re not in a hurry. Don’t try to fast-forward the process.
If you have other questions you’d like answering, or need more information, you can always chat with our friendly UK based team.