3 Important Dating Lessons from Sam Claflin

by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Mar 31, 2017
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We know you're as crazy as we are about actor Sam Claflin, who starred in our favorite movies like Love, Rosie and Me Before You. So when we spotted this v v important interview he had with Cosmopolitan about dating, we just had to share the important lessons we learned from him. Because, you know, we need all the help we can get in this department. Hee hee. 

  1. Pursue friendship first.

Sam revealed that he never did online dating when he was still single. "My relationships usually blossomed out of friendship. It's the best way for me to know if it'll work," he explained. "I'm not a risk taker in that sense. I want to be sure that I won't get hurt before I get into something serious." 

It's totally okay if you want to explore online dating, but if you're intimidated by the whole idea, friendship is the way to go! Being friends with someone first will help you get to know the other person better and see if you'll click with them.


  1. Don't be scared of getting all romantic.

"I like to think that I'm quite romantic all the time, even if it's by doing something as simple as making my wife a cup of tea every morning," Sam revealed in the interview.

As what we've mentioned before, it's not all about the grand gestures. Sometimes, the little things are more important. Find romance in small, everyday things. It can be about buying them breakfast or giving them a copy of your handouts for a certain subject. Remember, it's always the thought that counts.

  1. Don't be afraid to be yourself.

Sam also talked about his kind of woman in the article. He says, "I like someone who's quirky. I don't like sheep. I prefer a shepherd...or make that a shepherdess! Someone who's her own person instead of following everyone else. And I don't have a type—it't not like she needs to be 5'4" and brunette. I fall in love with the personality."

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And we couldn't agree more! Personality will pull you in more than how the person looks, so don't be afraid to show you really are. If the person you're dating can't deal with it, then maybe he's not the one for you.

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I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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