Hollywood's Leading Men Dish Out Their Best Dating Advice
Do you have your eye on a special someone? Have you been crushing on them for a while? Well, it might be time to summon the courage and do something about it, because according to recent stats, the rate of singledom out there is quite high. Despite the rise in online dating and myriad dating apps, about half of American adults—around 124.6 million—are single, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And a U.S. Census Bureau report shows single-person households have also increased by 27.5%, with the majority of them being men.
So why are so many of us going solo? Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University and the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, told PRI: “It’s actually probably easier to meet people now than ever before, if you think about all of the incredible technologies we have to connect, but one big issue is people today are really looking for their soulmate. And they’re not going to compromise.” So to help a single sister (or mister) out, we put together some of the top dating tips from our favorite leading men. Because we all need a little relationship advice every now and then.
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"The biggest mistake people make on dates is that they try to be someone that they're not, and they try to overperform, and then they start to set expectations for relationships which they can't keep up with over time. So I would say the best thing you can probably do is be yourself and have enough self-humility to drive whatever car you have and go to whatever restaurant you can afford to go to, and then just depend on you because you're probably good enough." — Ashton Kutcher, as told to Wrigley
"Sometimes shy can come across as not being interested, so you should just be direct with people. If you fancy them enough, then go for it. Just say, 'Look, I fancy you, shall we go out?' and that should be done face to face." — Zayn Malik, as told to TV show Top of the Pops
"When you first meet someone, you try to put your best foot forward most of the time. As you get to know somebody, through texts or phone conversations or dates, that inner person starts to come out. And then you use your best judgment, honestly. I think if you are a good person, that comes through. And if you aren't, that'll come through, too. And I think that's how you gotta live life, period—whether it's like a friendship or relationship." — Michael B. Jordan, as told to Refinery29
What are your top dating tips?