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She is a regular contributor to morning television and a range of online and print publications.
Melanie is a registered psychologist and personal coach with over 15 years’ experience in both the corporate and therapeutic arenas.
So, next time you enter the post-date communication dilemma, remember these simple steps: 1.
Check your values, lifestyle preferences and deal breakers – are you potentially a good fit? If no, communicate this to them openly and honestly (not as easy as it sounds, but it gets easier with practice) 3.
Setting ground rules for your own dating life will keep your emotions in check and may even increase your chances of finding a suitable partner.It’s about considering both your own needs and the needs of your date, it’s about balancing the emotional and intellectual content of the conversation.In my experience, assertive people are more likely to get what they want.Avoid game-playing, dishonesty and manipulation As the great spiritual philosopher of the 1800’s, Charles Haddon Spurgeon said “Begin as you mean to go on…” and in today’s language, start communicating during the dating phase the way you would like to communicate during your relationship.About The Author Melanie Schilling has a presence as a psychologist in the Australian media and is known for her informative, yet fun and energetic approach.
The hours and days following your first date is often a confusing time and can be plagued by mixed messages and game playing.