4 tips for dating as a single professional

By Patrick Banks

Posted 10 months agoDATING

So, apart from the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, you can’t wait to get out again and start mingling with potential love interests. You were single and ready to mingle before the stay at home was put in place, and you’re ready to resume your old life when it lifts again.

Were there some things holding you back from making the most of your single life as a professional? If so, you might want to spend this time thinking about what you want to change, so that you can make the most of dating on the other side. Let’s talk about four tips for dating as a single professional.

1.     Commit to an Official Date

With the latest online dating phenomenon, it’s pretty easy to meet up with someone in an all-too-casual setting for a drink or a bite to eat. While this might sound like your idea of a good time, unfortunately, it won’t take you too far if you’re looking for love.

If you want to take your single life seriously and date properly, try committing to proper dates. Remember, it’s all about quality over quantity – make each one of those dates count. At the end of the day, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out. If you want to find the right person, make sure you’re giving each date a chance to be that.

2.     Find a Professional Dating Site

Sick of swiping left on Tinder? We all know at this point that Tinder is nothing more than a place to find someone who wants to have a good time, not a long one. If this is where you’re at in life, then go for it – but if you’re looking for someone actually to take on a date, you might want to rethink your options.

Luckily, there are plenty of professional dating sites out there that can connect you with other single professionals – people who are just as committed as you are to the whole dating thing.

3.     Get Regular Checkups

When you’re single and having a good time, you need to remember to check in with your sexual health now and then. While your dates so far might have come across as professional and incapable of giving you anything except for a good time, at the end of the day, it’s your responsibility to take care of what’s down there.

If you’re wondering about Planned Parenthood STD testing cost and what it’s going to take to get a clean bill of health, do a bit of research online to set up your next health care checkup.

4.     Consider Trying a Dating Agency

We’ve moved on from Tinder and onto professional dating websites where your date is just as serious about seeing you as you are. However, sometimes this doesn’t quite do it, and you’re left wondering if you’ll ever find the one.

This is when you can think about joining a dating agency. There are also professional matchmakers out there, who can make sure you’re getting a lot out of your single life while staying on the right track.

Dating as a single professional isn’t easy – especially right now, while we’re all stuck at home. However, once this all blows over, you’ll be able to venture out again, armed with a new set of tricks to make it as worthwhile as possible.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.