Online Dating from A to Z: Exciting Engagement

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. This month I’ll be working my way through the alphabet, one day at a time, on the subject of Online Dating. If you’ve never visited my blog before, I’m happy you’re here! Be sure to check out my previous A to Z Challenge posts and the books that were inspired by them for more alphabetical fun.

E is for Engagement.

Not the thing with the ring, silly! I’m talking about excitement, enthusiasm, ecstatic connection with another human being.

Online dating should be all about engagement. Does the other person excite you? Have they got you eager to learn more? Do they make you want to meet in person? Those are all great signs!

Once you’re actually out on a date, how do you create engagement?

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  • Ask questions – preferably unusual or open-ended ones. One of the questions that can best help you decide whether this person is long-term relationship material is “Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?” If your answers don’t match up, well… you’ve got your answer.
  • Listen as much as you talk. Remember, it’s about give and take, not just impressing your date with your own point of view.
  • Take it slow. You don’t have to be head-over-heels with this person the moment you meet. Take the time to get to know them, and to enjoy the date itself. After all, this is supposed to be fun!
  • If you’re hitting it off, make some fun suggestions for a second date. You and your date can brainstorm together, to make it fun for both of you.


What other tips do you have for creating engagement between two people on a first date?

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  • Ann

    Listening and asking questions are great things to keep in mind – whether it be online dating or any relationships. They are both ways to build stronger and more meaningful relationships – family, friends, or business associates. Happy I stopped by today from the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!