You will save yourself from disappointment if you just bear in mind that the difference of preferences in dating is inevitable. You have to tell yourself that this is natural since you and the person you are dating are totally different individuals with different personalities. Knowing this however is not something that you should get discouraged about since with differences there are always some similarities. The key is for both of you to be able to enjoy each other’s company and get along fine regardless of the difference in your preferences.
Acknowledge the difference
When searching for your match online, do not always expect to find someone who is similar to you in many more ways than one. More often than not the two of you will have some difference and you must recognize this but do not rub it in. You must be able to respect such difference in preferences.
Do not insist on your choices
Remember there is no right or wrong on the choices you both make. So do not insist on what you want. You especially do not want to be controlling. You are different individuals with different upbringing, taste and quirks and it is just but natural to differ in each other’s preferences.
Do not always be the person who is always saying “yes” if you are not really up to what was suggested. It is no fun for the both of you. Your date can sense if you are trying to conceal your feelings. All the while you might have thought that always agreeing to what was suggested is the best thing to do but you should know that always saying “yes” is not the best thing to attract men. If your date suggests a place or asks you where you want to go, do not just say “it is up to you” or “ anywhere is fine” since these types of answers show indecisiveness and men do not like that. You should be sure of yourself and be able to give a specific answer such as, “how about that new restaurant in town that just opened last week?”
Always find a way to meet halfway since it is always a good thing. Be very sensitive to each other’s feelings that way in spite of the differences you will still both be able to find a way to be on the same wavelength. If your date prefers to eat dinner before seeing a movie while you prefer to see a movie before eating dinner, then you can just eat dinner with him before the movie and reserve the dessert after the movie that way you still get to eat even after the movie.
Pre-plan your activities
Unless you and your date love to do on the spur of the moment activities, it is always wise to plan your activities beforehand. By doing this you avoid wasting time, disappointment and unnecessary argument. This is also a good thing so you can prepare with less time as to what you are going to wear for example depending on the place and time you will both meet and knowing what to expect from your meeting will give you both more room to enjoy each other’s company.