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Dating Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Imagine you have made contact online with a potential date and you are soon to meet up in person. The details have been arranged such as where, when and how you will meet, and you’ve decided what you’ll wear for this first date. But you may be feeling uneasy about how to behave or what to talk about when the time comes. Below are a few pointers to help you come across looking your best and avoid those potentially awkward dating moments.

  • Keep it friendly and relaxed and not too serious at the first meeting, and keep the romance at a minimum; you might scare the other person away if you overdo it.
  • Switch off or silence your mobile phone so you can be fully attentive to your date.
  • Try not to do all the talking, but take time to listen instead. If you date is silent, try asking questions to help them get the conversation rolling.
  • If you get awkward silent moments, try not to overcome them by blurting out things you might later regret, such as talking at length about your divorce or your recent fight with the neighbours.

This first meeting is a chance to get acquainted and decide if you would like to continue dating. You want to see whether you like each other, and if you have any similar tastes or interests. Keep it relaxed and enjoyable, and let your best traits shine through.

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