We all know how we should and want to be treated, but sometimes it helps to hear it from a dad.
What's the best piece of dating advice you've ever gotten from your dad?
He also passed on to me a love of reading and good music.
I'd say he's been a solid advice giver throughout the years, but one subject he never touched on--or went near--was dating.
If you're not OK with the guy's behavior, activities, attitude, family values, religion, etc.
at first, the likelihood of him changing any of the above for you down the line is slim.5.
This is especially true when being assaulted by comments from Nonna like, "Why you no have a boyfriend? "You will never change a man so don't try."In line with not settling is not kidding yourself.
"Maybe he was caught in a meeting and couldn't call me back…for 13 hours?
" "He yells at me all the time, but that's because I know how to push his buttons." These excuses oftentimes come at the expense of your own sanity, however. Almost all of the dads I interviewed said "Don't settle" in some way.
The bottom line is that a man will show you if he is worthy of dating you by his actions, and to date someone who continually displays that he's "too [insert excuse adjective here]" to be good to you, is to do yourself a huge disservice. One dad touchingly added: "There is a man out there who loves who you are, and how you look, every minute of the day." Being single can be a gloriously freeing and liberating experience, but sometimes, it really sucks. ) Patience is a virtue that's hard to come by, but our dads would ache to see us lowering our standards for the sake of companionship for companionship's sake.4.
These tips won't save you from dating missteps, but the best we can do is try to learn from each experience we have.
I must admit, I wrote this for myself as much as I wrote it for you guys.