Seven Tips For Dating With Confidence

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Seven Tips For Dating With Confidence

If you’ve been single for a while or been hurt in the past, dipping your toe back into the world of online dating can be daunting. In this blog post we’ve put together our top tips for getting you ready to date with confidence and excited for what your dating future holds.

1. Make sure you are ready to start dating

Answer honestly, are you ready to date? If you haven’t made peace with the past and feel ‘tied’ to your ex then moving on isn’t going to be easy. Give yourself time to recover and find out the authentic ‘you’ before you start to look for a new relationship.

2. Love yourself

It’s universally known that to have a happy relationship, it’s essential to accept who you are and take some time out for self-care. We love this bite-size guide from Wanderlust.com on how to practice self-care. Once you start taking steps to love yourself, you’ll soon start to attract the right people for you and have a happy dating life!

3. Put up the perfect profile photo

We’re not talking photo-shopped, air-brushed photoshop beauty here. We’re talking about taking an honest and genuine photo of you feeling (and looking!) happy and relaxed. Seeing a great (but real!) photo of yourself is a quick-fire way to boost your confidence, and potential dates will know exactly what to expect when they meet you in real life. Take a look at our Muddy Matches guide to the perfect profile photo here.

4. Be real

At Muddy Matches we know how important your online dating profile is – we’ve created this easy guide to writing a fantastic one here. Make sure that when you write yours, you let your good points sing out. If you find it difficult, invite some friends around and get them to help you. But, be aware, don’t over-exaggerate or paint a picture of the person you *wish* you were; any date will soon find out it’s not the truth.

5. Plan your date

So you’ve decided to meet in person? Great! First date nerves are very real though. Follow our Muddy Matches blog post here for some easy ways to combat pre-date anxiety. We also suggest that you plan your date well – know where you are going, how long it will take you and what you’re going to wear. Planning what is in your control will help you to relax and enjoy your date as much as you can. Read more on our blog here.

6. Share your experience with your friends

If you’re prone to putting a lot of pressure on yourself, dating can become fraught with worries rather than being a fun, enjoyable experience. Chatting to your friends will help to ease those concerns and, if you’re having a ‘wobble’ about your datability, they’ll help to bolster you and boost your self-esteem.

7. Give yourself time

Although online dating with Muddy Matches puts you in a great place to meet people with similar interests to you – country life, the outdoors, farming – we can’t promise that you’ll hit it off with the first person you connect with. Give yourself time and accept that it may take time to meet your very own ‘Muddy Match’.


If you love the countryside, fresh air and rural life then online dating with Muddy Matches is perfect for you. We aim to bring together people who share a passion for country life – so what are you waiting for? Sign up for online dating with Muddy Matches today.