Once you’re outside of high school and college, your dating pool seems to shrink drastically.The simplicity of taking a chance with that cute girl in class has now turned into you trolling the gym or your workplace for someone to date.But dating culture has changed—and men need signs to know if a woman is interested. Just be authentic and show men you like that you are like them.As Monica Marshall explains, "Playing the ice queen or being evasive is not enticing to men; it's confusing or just plain off-putting."In today’s dating field, people have more options than ever before. Giving a signal is imperative or the guy you like will probably just go after someone else who is showing more interest. Sure, even today certain men can sometimes take pride in “the chase” to get a girl they are interested in, but I’ve never heard of a guy say he loves chasing girls who don't seem like they are into it.Just think of a fun date idea, and throw it out there.
Sometimes they're technical, related to the lessons, but other times they're the real frustrated kind—as if the lessons are an opportunity to vent about the current dating culture. This is a more eloquent and organized version of what I told her.Suddenly the way our first love hurt us sets the pattern for how we handle future relationships.By the time we’ve hit our mid-20s, 30s and 40s, our emotional and physical baggage only grows, and if you’re dating within your age range, then that would mean your potential partner has some baggage of their own, creating a sticky situation for your future relationship. Ironically, once you’ve matured and feel like you’re finally ready for a serious relationship, there seems to be no avenue to find one!If compliments don't feel authentic—or you think they may make things awkward—simply tell him you enjoy spending time with him, and that you'd be interested in spending more time with him. Of course, there are those stories of couples who instantly feel magical chemistry the second they meet.Dating through high school and college is one of the most challenging experiences.Recently, a young lady in the back row challenged me with a series of pointed inquiries: “Why can’t men take more action in dating? And hopefully, this will clarify why a lot of guys do what we do.