Let’s face it; dating is HARD! So anything you can do to make the first face-to-face encounter a stress-free one, is going to help.
Don’t talk about ex’s
First dates are not for talking about past relationships; we repeat, NOT! This comes a lot later. So for now, just sit back, relax, and enjoy being blissfully unaware of their ex’s Instagram name…
Ignore the wedding bells in your head
Don’t be too keen. You might think they’re the one, but that’s just the prosecco talking. Give it more than one date before you start planning the rest of your lives together.
Don’t get too drunk
Easier said than done, we know. But seriously, do you really want to wake up with first-date hangover regret? No, is the answer to that.
Put your phone DOWN
We know it’s hard, but step away from your phone. No one likes to look at your new iPhone cover while they’re desperately trying to make small talk. Just wait till they go to the toilet to dish the dirt to your friends!
Don’t be afraid to make the first move
Ladies, it’s the 21st Century. If you want a goodnight kiss, then go for it! Just make sure you touch up after; smudged lippy is not a good look.
Always have a back-up plan
Let’s face it, first dates don’t always go as planned. So have your closest friends on standby to get you out of a sticky situation. The ‘oh my sister has locked herself out of her flat’ phone call works every time.
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