lost-soul wrote:I know that this isnt really something to ask on here but i will anyway. Im just looking for any sort of advice to dating because it be something id like to get back into but i have low self esteem issues. Or at least a few tips on what to say or how to act in order for someone to not notice my flaws (i.e. depression, and low self esteem) i know this sounds desperate but i need help.
I think all topics are ok on here
Looking for tips is a great idea. I do agree with some tips listed in other comments, like putting your best foot forward, wearing nice outfits that make you feel good about yourself etc. I think my tip would be this: Figure out what your strengths are, what you are good at, what hobbies you enjoy etc. Then, accept dates only with people who have similar interests. Why? Because you'll be 'matched' with someone who will appreciate that you enjoy (say hiking, golf...whatever) same as them! Instead of feeling bad that you don't know anything about their interests or aren't good at it, you'll already be in an 'even playing field'. Also, if you pick activities you are good at and enjoy (cooking, reading, going to concerts etc), chances are that you'll feel good about being involved in doing them and the depression won't be as obvious. Make sense?