In today’s dating world, a guy needs every bit of help he can get. This isn’t to say that you’re not a worthy catch. It is to say that dating is a competitive game. So why not use every thing you can to get an edge over all the other guys?
This is where social media comes in. The fact of the matter is that people tend to interact more through social media than they do face to face. It’s convenient and it’s fast. What’s more, it’s not just men using social media to improve their chances. Women do it, too. So if you’re looking for ways to get better at the dating game, just keep reading.
Everyone’s done it. You meet someone you like and there’s chemistry, so you go home and look them up on Facebook or Google Plus. We all fill out our social media profiles knowing that other people can read them, which means that we’re putting information out there that we want other people to read. There’s no shame in using these social media platforms to do a little research as long as you keep it discreet.
For example, check out her movie and music interests. Make a mental note and the next time you talk to her, casually find a way to bring them up in conversation. Don’t say something like “So I saw on your Facebook that you really like this band.” Instead, start talking about music and the different kinds of music you listen to and then branch into other artists you’ve heard of. Mention what you saw on her profile. If pull this off in a subtle way, you’ll encourage her to share her interests with you without informing her that you were totally checking out all her details online.
Don’t Be Desperate
Like we said, social media is the form of the communication that most people prefer. After you meet her at the bar and she gives you her name and number, don’t immediately start sending her friend requests on Facebook or Twitter. Don’t send requests to her friends, either. You don’t want to come across like a desperate douchebag. Instead, save the social media friend requests until you’ve at least gone on a couple dates. That way you’re both more familiar with each other and it will seem like a more natural transition.
“Don’t overanalyze her messages, she might be kidding”
Everyone has pictures on social media. If the album is open to public viewing, the pictures are meant to be viewed. So while you’re cruising through her albums and seeing images from her past, remember not to get hung up on things that don’t matter anymore like old boyfriends. Just because she’s got a picture of herself and an ex hanging out on the beach doesn’t mean that she’s still in love with him. If anything, she probably forgot that it was there. And whatever you do, don’t bring up the picture of her and her ex the next time you see each other. It will make you look insecure, petty, and jealous.