How to get a boyfriend: 9 dating tips from relationship experts
By Gina Vivinetto
Looking for Mr. Right? Meeting guys has never been easier thanks to dating sites like Match.com, and phone apps like Tinder. But going from "swiping right" to love? That's trickier, says Tina B. Tessina, PhD, aka Dr. Romance. "Sites like Tinder are based on looks, and there's enormous competition," says Tessina, a psychotherapist and author of "Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences." And, online dating's endless pool of possibilities has some daters going from hook-up to hook-up without ever finding commitment.
Still, plenty of guys are looking for love, too. We asked three relationship experts to share their best dating tips. Here's their advice.
1. Be cautious about online sharing.
Men form opinions of you based on what you show them, says Sarah Patt, matchmaker and dating expert for It's Just Lunch Houston. What you share online "reflects who you are and may cause your future date to think of you in a certain way, or pre-judge without the full picture."
Avoid rants about exes, scandalous photos, or any other content that could scare a great guy away.