Dating in Dallas
Dating in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and many other major metropolitan cities around the globe, can often be nerve-racking. It is exhausting. You are constantly spending money on dates which only go terribly wrong. After a few dates, you might feel like quitting. So how do you go about dating in Dallas, Ft. Worth? Read more to find out.
I am originally posted on the Dallas branch of “pick up.” It is one of the many sites dedicated to helping women meet men in Dallas and Texas. The first thing I did after joining was searching the internet for dating advice. It was very frustrating. Like any good sports coach or life coach would tell you, when something is not working – change it!
The other problem I experienced when dating in Dallas was that I was too laid back. I didn’t socialize as much with people, so when I did talk to someone it wasn’t necessarily because they were really interesting (although that certainly helped) – it was because I was afraid to initiate contact with someone new. I found myself sitting in coffee shops and restaurants staring at the countertop instead of making eye contact, talking to someone behind their cup, or taking them into conversation. I felt like I had all of the answers before I said something, but when it came to talking, I wasn’t always confident.
So when I was originally posted here, I was determined to learn how to be more comfortable in my own skin. I needed to know what to say, how to say it, and how to hear myself talk when I was just meeting new people in the dating scene in Dallas. So I decided to make a profile for myself on a very popular dating site. I knew that it was going to be like dating in Dallas – lots of contact, no direct eye contact, lots of smiles, no bites, no digs. I was very open and honest when I first made the profile, I think that was important because I wanted to make sure that the Dallas person who read my profile was someone I actually went out with and became a couple years ago.
I met this guy a few months ago. It was tough for me to accept that this guy was actually attractive and smart – especially compared to the other dagos I’d dated in my late 20s and early 30s. He was funny, articulate and had a great sense of humor. But when I sat down with him to have a conversation, I realized that I was terrified of talking to this guy. I didn’t know what to say and he kept interrupting me, so I tried to bite my tongue and keep quiet most of the time.
Eventually I realized that he was actually pretty nice. He was very gentle with me throughout the conversation and even went as far as to clean up my apartment after I moved out. I’m still in love with the man of my dreams but now we’re both a little more mature and the dating scene in Dallas has slowed down a bit.