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Little Things That Show Genuine Attraction and True Romance

Here at AnastasiaDate, we believe in dating, not data. These days it seems like everyone is trying to crack the code and crunch the numbers of attraction, but there’s no universal quantitative measurement for true romance, butterflies in your stomach, or the throb of your heart.

Signs That Will Show You You Are Living The True Romance

In fact, there is nothing factual or scientific about romance that can be applied to every single person out there–how boring would life be if there were? We’re not interested in boring. We want you to connect–to interact spontaneously with whomever strikes your fancy, and we can’t wait for you to feel that spark that is your heart’s unique way of letting you know something’s stirring in there.

More hints that might mean something significant is brewing in your heart

  1. You get a message that you hoped to receive from your special someone at the exact moment when you needed it most.
  2. You start focusing on the other person in a video chat session more than sneaking self-conscious peeks at yourself in the thumbnail.
  3. You eat a type of food you’d never dream of trying just because she made it for you. And you enjoy it.
  4. They’re the first person you want to tell when something good happens to you.
  5. They’re the first person you want to tell when something bad happens to you.
  6. Accepting their morning breath.
  7. When you (finally!) meet someone offline for the first time, and feel like you’ve known them all along.
  8. Spending a full day in bed with them, and not thinking about the outside world.
  9. You adore their pet(s), too.
  10. Feeling comfortable letting your guard down at dinner, and really chowing down in front of them.
  11. When you’re stricken by how beautiful she is, even when she thinks she’s at her worst.
  12. You get excited try the things that they love—sports, hobbies, TV shows, whatever.
  13. Your friends know their name.
  14. Talking on the phone doesn’t seem like a chore—you genuinely look forward to it.
  15. Just the thought of her makes you smile.
  16. You worry about them, and wonder about how their day is going.
  17. You feel comfortable just being together in silence.
  18. If they’re far away from you, you automatically think in their time zone.
  19. You can picture your kids.
  20. You happily let them have the last sip or bite.
  21. Blemishes and physical imperfections? You don’t even notice them.
  22. You’re stricken by just a hint of nausea when you’re about to see them or video chat with them.
  23. You didn’t get through this whole list without messaging them at some point.

At the end, it’s OK to just jump in and see what happens. That’s what we believe in, and we’re happy you’re here.

Jump in.

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Learn How to Flirt In A Few Easy Steps

Whenever you flirt or chat with a date – either online or face-to-face – it’s always important not to “interview” your match by asking too many consecutive questions. Instead, try to lead the conversation in a direction that emotionally connects the two of you. There’s a simple technique for connecting with a prospective partner on an emotional level: respond to the emotional content of what they say, rather than the factual content and you can easily say you finally know how to flirt.

The Details Of Learning How To Flirt

For example, if your match says:

“I went skydiving once.”

A fact-based response might look like this: “Cool. My friend is a professional skydiver.”

Whereas an emotion-based response could be something along the lines of: “That’s great. I like when people are adventurous enough to step outside their everyday comfort zone. How did you feel right after you jumped?”

When your match tells you something about themselves, they communicate both factual content (e.g. that they went skydiving) and emotional content (e.g. they are adventurous and love fun). If you respond with a fact about yourself (especially one that “one-ups” her story), it won’t make them feel like you are connecting. If you acknowledge that they are trying to share an emotion, and lead the conversation towards that, the two of you will build a much deeper connection.

It’s tricky to train yourself not to respond with a “me” statement-when we speak to each other, one-upmanship is natural. But when couples do it, it can feel cold and insensitive, or even self-absorbed.

Practice this technique of responding to the emotional content she provides you, and you’ll find that your conversations leave both of you feeling more connected. And then you can also say they you’ve finally learned how to flirt.

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How to Avoid Mistakes When Dating a European Woman

Hopefully, you already know to generally avoid cursing and profanity when interacting with the potential love of your life, but this rule of thumb is particularly important to keep in mind when chatting online, especially in the early stages of communication and especially if you are dating a European woman.

All Of The “No-Nos” Of Dating A European Woman

We at AnastasiaDate call these slip-ups a “language foul”, an off-hand comment that can make for awkward moments between the two of you, or at the very least lead your conversation astray.

For starters, the written word is much more vulnerable to misinterpretation than in-person conversation. When we’re interacting face-to-face, there’s nuance, pitch, tone, enunciation, vocal emphasis, non-verbal cues, and any number of other aids to clear communication that are missing from e-mails and other online messages. For this reason, it’s important to be wary of tone when writing anything, especially when it’s flirty or romantic.

If you’re sending a message to someone of a different cultural background, you should be extra careful. Take time to get to know and respect her level of proficiency with the English language, especially if that’s the language you’ll be using to communicate.

Don’t Presume

Some Americans tend to assume that everyone speaks at least a little bit of English, which is often untrue. Many nations do indeed teach English, but try not to make any hasty assumptions about her level of experience with the language.

Many European women might be self-conscious about their English, and feel the need to lie about their level of fluency. This in turn can come across as a lack of interest or even aggression in written messages.

It’s up to you to be patient and understanding, and always bear in mind that English is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn for non-native speakers. Every language has rules, but English has more exceptions than most, and English-speakers rely much more heavily on idioms and colloquialisms in speech.

Pay Attention To Other Persons Feelings

Extra pressure from the romantic context and a desire to be liked might make someone even more self-conscious, so make sure to be hyper-aware of their feelings if there is a language barrier. And eventually, that barrier will matter less and less as the two of you get to know one another.

Looking for some other helpful tips when sending a message in English? Try to avoid slang, idioms, & colloquialisms as much as possible, unless you don’t mind explaining them (for instance, that you don’t actually think she’s an infant if you call her “baby.”)

When misunderstandings do pop up, meet them with a positive attitude and a sense of humor. You want to connect with this person and make them feel respected, not judged. Remember that the only language that matters at the end of the day is the language of love.