5 Myths about Dating

Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 04:14 PM

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Love, romance, and dating have always been sumptuously presented in anecdotes, movie sagas, and popular culture. It’s a strong woman who does not fall for these happy-ever-after daydreams. To help you sort the true from the false, here are the top five dating myths:
 
You must dress to kill. Looking good is one thing, showing too much is another. A study published in the journal Behavior found that you do not need  to reveal more than around 40 percent of the skin, 40 percent being the ideal. A skimpy dress only makes you look trashy, and that’s not a great first impression.

Guys like women who make the first move. While there is certainly nothing wrong with striking up a conversation, a survey by Northwestern University found that the person who takes the first step always falls harder. Ouch!
 
Always try and focus on mutual interests while on a date. While talking about common interests will get you connected instantly, sharing your own thoughts and various passions and interests can make the conversation more stimulating. This position is backed by a study that found that when people are exposed to something novel and exhilarating, dopamine secretion increases in our body, creating curiosity, interest, and fervor.
 
Guys love beautiful eyes. This is among false dating myths promoted by the various beauty product commercials. However, the truth is guys fall for the overall personality. A joint survey undertaken by Cosmo and Askmen.com found 62 percent men notice the figure, while only about 27 percent showed a preference for the eyes.
 
Befriend the person you are dating.  According to the psychology and behavior analysis, getting into a friendship with the person you are dating creates jealousy and it can put excess pressure in a fledgling relationship. It could also lead to excess access and familiarity.

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