5 dating tips to keep you sane

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Be ok with what you’re looking for.

Nobody dates to find a brother-friend. They date to find some level of intimate connection – whether that’s physical or emotional or both, right? But some people are shy about owning their feelings: Maybe they’re shy about saying they want a short-term, cuddle-buddy shag, or they’re shy about saying they want something meaningful. And depending on social groups, women are pretty much discouraged to ‘admit’ either. Be cool with – and honest about – what you’re looking for and you’re more likely to find it.

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Yes, it's important in order to create a family unit and for companionship
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Not at all. Being single is far more liberating
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There is no general answer to this, it's each to their own
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Yes, society still frowns on unmarried people, especially women
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It depends on whether you are able to find a compatible partner
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