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    My Top Five Dating Tips

    Tip #1: Be yourself!
    Don’t compromise who you are in order to be accepted by the one you’re trying to win over! God made you completely unique with your own special qualities, your unique traits, the way you look! Don’t trade in your values and your character for your date. He or she – if they’re worthy! – will accept you completely as you are. If they don’t, move on to the next!

    Tip #2: Don’t settle for anything less than God’s best!
    Recognize what you want in a boyfriend or girlfriend. What type of character does she have? Is she easy-going, intelligent, and adventurous? Does he have a love for animals like you do? Does he have strong family values? Don’t waste your time with anyone who doesn’t treat you with utmost respect. You deserve the best!

    Tip #3: Compliment each other!
    Many people are quick to point out what their boyfriend or girlfriend did wrong, how they wish they would change, etc. If your partner is doing something good and you like it, make sure they know! Tell them or write them a nice note. Your thoughts can’t benefit your loved one if you don’t express them.

    Tip #4: Stay passionate about your life!
    If you keep your primary focus on yourself and making the most of your current circumstances and trying to be the best person you can be by staying active in the things you love to do, your date will see that and be that much more intrigued by you. So go out and get going!

    Tip #5: No regrets!
    Remember: what happened in your past is not nearly as important as what happens in your future! If you didn’t treat your ex as nice as you could have or whatever you think you wish you did better or differently – focus on what you want to do differently in the future. Use your past as a learning experience. Make a vow to yourself that with the next person you date – you’re going to be the ‘best you’ ever!


    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.


    1. thanks for this! I’m currently dating and it helps bring the focus back to where it needs to be, it starts out great but every now and then we both fade into the cold harshness of everyday life and forget we are both human and need to show God’s love to each other. I’m gonna write a note like you said to tell him how much I appreciate what he does! Thanks and blessings! <3

    2. i would have to say another rule is dont compromise yourself, your values or the plan God has for your future husband. you could say this ties in with tip one and two, but i think its worth restaing. you have to keep in mind you should only give away what your comftorable with your future husband also giving away, for me thats not my whole heart… its one step above friends but not more than an occasional kiss!!

    3. Nicole, do you recommend that we wait until 16 or 18 to date? or is it okay to date now while we are at a young age, and not every boy is going to respect us until they get to know us for a few years….Just curious…?

    4. I really like this, particularly now that I am dating. #1 is huge for me because I am very self conscious, particularly about how I act. At one point last week I was having a freak out session with myself because I felt like I was a terrible girlfriend! I thought I talked too much and I never acted right. So I just stopped and told my boyfriend about how insecure I was. I told him how much I worry about how I act in front of him and how I feel like I do such weird things.

      But he took my hands and said “But that’s why I love you! You’re you!” It was the first time he had told me he loved me and I was floored. I think all of these are important, but #1 to be accepted and LOVED for who you are is key.

      I’ll also say that #3 is important too. For me, complementing him has never been a big problem. I love to make people feel good about themselves and their accomplishments. But he isn’t as good with words. A pastor mentioned to us on a drive recently that my boyfriend needed to learn to tell me I’m pretty. I immediately blushed, but I think my boyfriend listened to him. Now, he asks me if a dress/shirt is new and he’ll say he likes it/I look nice/I’m pretty. He never was bad about it, but it is nice to hear it more often.

      As for #4, he and I are both very passionate about our separate lives, but God is now leading us down a path that would primarily focus on something from my life, dance. And that’s the thing, he is completely open to God’s leading, even if it isn’t something he was expecting. We both are passionate about our own lives, but we are learning about areas the other is passionate about too!

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