I used to think that in order to have a successful dating experience, you should connect with people that share the same likes and interests. Although I believe this to still be true, I have also discovered that when you meet someone with different interests, good things can happen. Of course, you have to be open-minded in order for good things to happen! Meeting open-minded people can become increasingly difficult as you get older though *cough*..older folks get set in their ways.
I admit that I have been guilty of it too, at times. What can I say? I get into that “I like what I like” mode and it takes a lot to convince me to try new things. It’s not until I spend time with someone I like who pulls me into experiencing things I would normally scoff and consider “not my thing.” I think we end up missing out on a lot of experiences with that mindset. Why are we so adamant about staying in our comfort zones?
Are you one to be open-minded and try new things? Have you ever dated someone who was closed off to new experiences? What did you do or say to convince them to open up and experiment?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog