Dating 101: The Do's and Don'ts

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

The World of Online Dating

Modern dating has reshaped our realities of social relationships and personal connections. It's definitely changed how we meet and date. With so many different apps to choose from and countless profiles to go through, overwhelming is an understatement.

Though we're no experts, we're here to give you some of our personal tips on how to navigate through the world of dating.

When it comes to online dating, photos can make all the difference. Especially in the fast-paced world of online dating, making a good first impression with your photos is important. We've gathered some tips to help you improve your profile photos.


  • Take your photo from a low angle or below your chin

  • Wear sunglasses

  • Take bathroom selfies

  • Use Snapchat or Instagram filters

  • Use too many group photos


  • Take your photo at eye level

  • Look at the camera

  • Show your fun side or sporty side

  • Take lifestyle photos

  • Show your natural smile

What to Wear on the First Date

For a dinner date, style your look with a classic silk skirt and some strap heels.

If it's more of a casual date, put on a pair of blue jeans with your favorite booties.

For the men, you can never go wrong with a classic white shirt. Style it with a nice pair of jeans and some chelsea boots, or keep it simple with white sneakers.

A pair of chinos will give you a casual, yet clean look. Throw on a solid colored T-shirt, or a pullover for colder nights.

L.A. Guide: Date Spots

We've gathered some of our favorite restaurants around the city. All of them offer outdoor dining options and are located in walk-friendly neighborhoods.

Fig Tree

Sit on the patio and feel the ocean breeze at Fig Tree located in Venice. The spot has been completely remodeled with a beautiful bar and patio seating area. You'll be able to enjoy an amazing view of the beach from your table. After a nice dinner, take a walk on the Venice boardwalk with your date.


Located in the heart of Culver City, Margot offers an open air patio for the perfect brunch spot. Enjoy a beautiful roof top view, along with its perfect ambiance. You'll find some amazing Spanish tapas as well as traditional Italian dishes, with a contemporary twist. Be sure to get the porchetta benedict!


End your dinner date on a sweet note with mochi donuts, which are made with a slightly crispy exterior and a surprisingly chewy interior. You and your date will be sure to enjoy this sweet treat.

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