This week’s edition of Love Letters focuses on two important parts of dating, and both relate to the beginning of things. If you have questions about dating, or how to start dating, or what to do when dating isn’t going quite the way you hoped it would, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll try to answer as many of your questions as possible. xo
Q: What should you do if you like a guy but he’s too clingy before you even start dating?
A: You’ve sort of answered your own question here, haven’t you? If you’re not in a relationship yet, but he’s doing something that makes you uncomfortable, or makes you question the time you spend with him, I think it is best to move on before things progress and one or both of you ends up with hurt feelings. “Too clingy” isn’t a good sign right of the bat.
Q: I am thinking of trying online dating. Which websites are best?
A: In my experience, there is no right or wrong dating site to try. It is very much a personal choice, and site activity can vary based on where you live. Not a lot of activity on OKCupid in your area? Try Match.com instead. Looking for something a little different? Try How About We. Play around with each site (many of which are either free or have free trials), and see which site you prefer. It is all about picking a site that makes you feel comfortable, and one that allows you to have fun. This should be a fun process for you. Keep your mind open and your spirits positive, and you should be able to connect with some really cool people. Don’t be afraid to move on to another site if you’re finding that you’re frustrated, confused, or bored with the current site that you’re on. There are plenty to try!