There you are. Standing in front of a mirror, making sure your hair and makeup are perfectly in place as you twirl around in your cute, new dress. You met him in class, and now it’s the night you’ve been waiting for from the moment he asked you on this date. You’re waiting for him to pull up in your driveway, meet you at the doorstep, shower you with kisses and a bouquet of perfectly primed roses then whisk you away for a romantic evening under the stars.
That’s the problem. You’re waiting for a fairytale. And let’s be honest, fairytales rarely exist. When it comes to dating, most guys haven’t mastered it quite yet. So, if you expect your dating experience to be magical and surreal, it’s time for me to bring you back down to reality. Until you meet your ideal guy (and you will someday), you are sure to run in to a few dating disasters.
The number one problem that women face out in dating world is expecting too much. It is 100% PERFECTLY okay to have standards. However, when you are too picky (meaning you ONLY want to date a Ryan Gosling clone) then chances are, you will be alone for the rest of your life. Hollywood does an excellent job of brainwashing women our age. We see what love is supposed to be like: perfect. But we don’t see what love is actually like: flawed. There is no perfect guy (Ryan Gosling is an exception) in this world. Sorry to break the bad news. You will come across heartbreak and disappointment as you date. There is no way around it. Make sure you understand realistically what you want from a relationship. Don’t settle for less, but don’t anticipate perfection. You aren’t perfect, and you shouldn’t expect someone else to be.