5 OG Celebrity Dating Tips to Swear By from Tinder’s Swipe Ride
For our fellow girlies who are ready to turn it up in their dating life and are looking for some inspiration, fret not because Tinder has heard your prayers. Here are some gospels of advice straight from the Divas of Bollywood themselves-Sara Ali Khan, Rashmika Mandanna, Athiya Shetty and Swara Bhasker, as they share dating tips to keep it real for our single ladies.
- Be Your Real Self
“You can tell when somebody’s pretending versus when somebody is who they really are…..be who you are with passion.”
- Sara Ali Khan
Truer words have never been said. Even on a date, it's possible to tell when someone is pretending to be someone they're not. Young adults today prefer to match with individuals who are unafraid to flaunt their “Khan-fidence”, and like Sara said, shed the pretense and be the REAL you. Even Tinder’s Future of dating report stated that 18-25 year olds are looking for authenticity more than anything on their dates!
- You Do You
‘They should not try and change you, that’s all that matters’
- Rashmika Mandanna
Remember, no one is perfect, but that doesn't mean you should change for a date or a person. Be your own favorite and like Rashmika says, your potential match should accept you as who you are. Be loud and proud about who you are and let your quirks be your uniqueness. Even if that means you like pineapple on pizza! You do You! And don't settle for anything less than a partner that's your #1 hype person.
- Mutual Respect And Consent Is A Must
‘I think we need to introduce a little democracy in dating - there must be democratic consent.’
- Swara Bhasker
According to the Future of Dating, young adults used their bios to make their expectations clear and facts straight - the word ‘boundaries’ was used more than ever (up 28% year on year), and the term ‘consent’ rose by 21%. So, recognise the importance of equality in all relationships and respect your partner’s opinions, decisions, and most importantly boundaries.
- Less Judgment, More Kindness
“Sometimes we need to not take ourselves so seriously and let go of preconceived notions.”
- Athiya Shetty
Um, judging people based on anything really, is so passé. Young adults today are all about honesty and authenticity, and that means shedding your preconceived notions about a match - and yourself - when going on that first date. Go with an open mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions and even set expectations with your date beforehand.
- Make Confidence Your Bff
“Kabhi Neutral, Kabhi Positive, Never Conscious, Never Negative”
- Kusha Kapila
Ending it with the words of the kween herself, the above mantra is Kusha’s approach to making confidence your oomph factor. When you walk into a room, you never ever have to be conscious of how you look or your size or anything - it’s all about finding a personality where your vibes match to ultimately make a meaningful connection - and if it's anything less than that, there's your cue to say “boy, bye!”
So soak in these words of wisdom shared by our Desi Divas themselves and head out there to find your kinda vibe bestie!