But it’s generally not a great idea to dive head first into deeply personal disclosures on date numero uno, Fisher says.
Spilling too much about your life early on can drive others away, studies suggest.
That's not to say you should lie about these things, but try focusing on the upsides and positives in your life before launching into the real-er stuff.
Plus, swiping left too many times may cause us to devote more energy to vetting candidates who may be out of our league, connect with people who don’t actually match up with our personal preferences, or issue “no’s” to potentially good matches simply because we assume something better is just a click away.
Listen closely, and you may not be so single come next February 14th.
Whatever dating service you choose, take time to polish your profile, says Lori Salkin, dating coach at Saw You at Sinai.
And if a new date makes an off-color joke, issues a hurtful remark or judgment, or withdraws from a tricky conversation, Fisher says, consider these harbingers of what’s to come if you get more serious.
One exception: Do talk about your job, but keep the focus on what you talking about yourself the whole time or constantly checking your phone) can make you seem more physically attractive, research shows.