You can do things differently: a backpacking holiday, for instance, will result in a glut of great stories that couples will fawn over enviously.
Bodily contact is the surest sign of chemistry; first dates tend to limit it, but subsequent meetings may blossom into an unconscious parade of light touches.
You might want to exercise some restraint – constant attention can tread the line into being annoying and neurotic – but the important thing is you about their voice, their messages, how their idiosyncrasies drive you mad with desire.
We all want to take our dating hats off eventually, and just relax into an amazing match.
We know that you may be happy for the couples in your orbit, but kinda sad and wistful too: when are you going to meet that fabled life partner, and finally discover for yourself what warrants a £300 cake?
Well, take comfort from the following guidelines to making the most of your bachelorhood.
Conversations never stop This applies to talking face-to-face, but specifically the amount of contact you have when you aren’t together.