Want To Get That Date? Follow These Tips From The Dating Expert

By Erika Ettin
Tribune News Service

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Dating expert Erika Ettin shares two text exchanges written by men seeking dates. It’s clear which man was focused and mature about securing a meeting. (and a chance at finding love)

Tribune News Service

I have an account on Instagram where I post dating messages. Sometimes they’re ones I’ve received myself, sometimes friends’ messages, clients’ messages, or messages submitted to me by other users of Instagram.

The common theme of these messages is that each one highlights something, usually a problem to be fixed, and asks people who follow my account to comment on what I post.

The other day, I posted this exchange that I had personally on the dating app Bumble, with my comment below it:

Me: Friday happy hour works! (I’m seeing a show at 8.)

Him: Happy hour Friday is perfect! What area do you need to be at 8? I will find a place convenient for where you need to be. Want to plan for 5:30/6?

Me: Perfecto! Let’s do 6 p.m. And the show is at (insert location).

Him: Plenty of options around there. Want to meet at (insert bar)?

Me: That’s perfect! Looking forward to it. I also appreciate your taking the initiative in planning. 🙂

Him: Great! Looking forward to it as well. No problem on the planning, it’s my pleasure.

Him (a day before): Good morning! Just wanted to say hello. Looking forward to tomorrow. Have a great end of the week.

Me: Confirmed! Looking forward to it, too. Happy TGIF eve. 🙂

I then wrote to my Instagram followers this: “Take some notes… this is the proper way to arrange a date. He’s decisive, chivalrous, and responsible. Most women (and men) appreciate all of these qualities, especially the ‘confident confirmation’ vs. the weak ‘Are we still on?’ that many do. So many people struggle between asking someone out and then making the actual date happen. (And many clients complain about someone dropping the ball.) Follow this person’s lead to have a much better conversion rate.”

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