Do you think you’ve mastered dating? There are 31% of singles who think they have, and they’ve coined their skill as gambiting. For the other 69% who aren’t all that confident in getting date number two, FetchaDate is here to help!

Four quick dating tips

1. Location, location, location

Unless you’ve had in-depth conversions via the FetchaDate app about favorite exotic foods, it’s best to stick to tried-and-true. That doesn’t mean go straight to the nearest fast-food restaurant. However, a niche fancy restaurant might not be the best selection. Gambiters probably choose a place that isn’t too loud but still has a fun vibe.

A casual environment that always scores points: the local cocktail bar around the corner or the hip new coffee shop you’ve been meaning to try. Or, if you and your date have planned to bring WingPets along, plan to meet at the dog park bar.

2. Talk about your pet—but not too much

Casual conversation at the park

In another page out of the book of gambiting, encourage fun and engaging conversation that are personal but not too intrusive. If you met on FetchaDate, this part of the date should be a breeze! I can think of a million things I could say if asked about my dog. That does not mean you should start counting off a million things about just your dog though. Make time to ask your dates about their own pets, hobbies, and accomplishments.

3. Body language is key

Pre-COVID-19, the most concerning body language included crossed arms or leaning away. While it’s true that these postures could signal being closed off or not interested, 2022 is here is shake things up. Gone are the days that leaning in is sexy, and here to stay is handticipation.

Flowers are a nice touch, but keep physical touch at first to a minimum

In the wake of COVID-19, it’s important to be mindful of body language that might intrude on someone’s personal boundaries. Plus, being touchy on a first or second date might send the signal that you’re touchy on every first or second date.

“On a first date, touch should be limited and only natural, friendly, and warm—not sexual,” Carole Lieberman, M.D., told Men’s Health.

4. Be present

Laughing with pets can help make touch easier for all involved

Most importantly, be in the moment. Trends show that after social isolation, we all have one thing in common: We crave meaningful human connections. So, put the phone down, and enjoy the human that is in front of you.

There are enough other obstacles to get through in the dating world. Join a pet lover’s site where your WingPet sets you apart from other online dating apps.

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