Successful dating doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right attitude and a little guidance, you’ll find that dating is actually enjoyable. In this blog post, our dating expert Emily Lyons shares 12 tips for successful dating with you!

About Emily: Emily has been in the dating industry since 2014 . She is a Dating Expert, Founder & CEO of Lyons Elite Matchmaking, where she helps singles find their perfect match by coaching them to be happy single people first so they can enjoy dating better in the future!

Tip #1: Make a list of what you want in your partner. What are your deal breakers? What are your must-haves? What qualities do you absolutely not want in a partner? However don’t be unreasonable (see tip 2!).

Tip #2: Keep your expectations realistic! Just because you want Brad Pitt doesn’t mean it’s a match. Always approach dating with an open-mind.

Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to take a chance! Be confident and trust that everything will work out in the end, even if it’s not how you pictured it.

Tip #4: Be okay with being alone, and don’t be afraid to meet new people or try different things on your own. If you aren’t able to be happy being single, you won’t be happy with someone. Don’t look for happiness in someone else, find it in yourself first.

Tip #5: Don’t stop dating just because things didn’t work out the first time, or even the second time! Keep going for as long as it’s fun and exciting for you!

Tip #6: Have patience with yourself and don’t be hard on yourself. What you’re looking for might not come right away, but if it’s meant to happen then the time will present itself.

Tip #7: Be a friend first – always remember that when dating someone new they need to get to know who YOU are before deciding whether or not they want to date you.

Tip #8: Be vulnerable – it’s so important to be able to share your feelings with someone and be open.

Tip #9: Don’t be afraid to talk about your past and don’t think that you are the only one who has dealt with heart break.

Tip #11: Have fun! If it feels like work, then you’re doing something wrong or need a new approach. Dating should never feel forced or hard on in any way!

Tip #12: Be yourself! You’re awesome just the way you are and there’s someone out there who will love every part of you.

Hope you enjoyed these tips courtesy of our dating expert Emily. Stay tuned for more great dating tips! But what do you think? Are there tips you would add? Share them in the comments below!

To learn more about Emily, visit www.msemilylyons.com and her other company Femme Fatale Media