Surviving the Singles Scene
- Tighten privacy options on dating apps, Facebook, Instagram and other social media.
- Scrub social media of photos with your ex. Better yet, start all new accounts.
- Is there personal information on your company’s website? Remove references to your ex and children, the town in which you live, and where your kids go to school.
- Beware of prostitutes who have profiles on dating apps.
- Get an Uber account. Don’t drink and drive, especially not with someone else in the car.
- Never leave your phone unattended.
- Before you invite a woman into your home, clean it. Better yet, hire a professional service to clean the place weekly.
- Sending a timely “I don’t think we’re right for one another” text is better than risking the wrath of a disappointed date.
- Don’t take your first dates to the same bar. A well-intended greeting from a hostess could blow your game.
- Google men before you meet in person. Confirm details they’ve shared, like jobs and the towns in which they live.
- Photos on your dating profile shouldn’t include kids. Men may want to show off their children. Women think it’s creepy.
- Instead of trashing your ex, talk about what you learned from the relationship. Or what attracted you in the first place.
- If you post nearly nude selfies, you’ll attract men who expect to see you that way.
- Don’t lower your standards, but do expand your search criteria.
- Before you invite a man into your home, lock away jewelry, handbags and other valuables.
- Don’t “friend” a man on Facebook too early in the relationship—and certainly not after just one date.