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5 First Date Tips

First dates are nervous. That’s no lie.  However, with some dating help, you can totally get back into the dating scene without having a meltdown beforehand. Dating is supposed to be enjoyable, so relax. Breathe. Follow these dating tips that will get you through the butterflies of the first date and if you like them, hopefully a second date!

Dress appropriately
The first thing you need to decide is what you are going to wear. Dress for the date: if you go to a movie wearing a little black dress and sky-high stilettos, you may give off the wrong impression (high maintenance, much?). Look amazing but dress for whatever it is that you’ve planned for the date.

Be decisive
There is nothing worse than having a date with someone who can’t make a decision.  You may believe that leaving decisions up to the other person is polite or flattering, but being completely indecisive can work against you when it comes to the first date (and beyond). Take action and take control. If there are some options for activities handed to you, pick one! It will save the hassle of going back and forth asking, “Well, I don’t know…what do you want to do?”

Tell him about you – and listen
The conversion throughout the date should be equal. Let him tell you about himself, and you do the same. Don’t only throw a ton of questions at him like he’s being interrogated. Let him know what you are all about as well. Be gregarious and charismatic and share funny stories. Be honest but remember to have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously.

The bill
Oh, that moment when the bill comes. Are they going to pay for it? Should you? What if we go splits? Seems like everyone has an opinion (just read the comments in our recent article Who Should Pay on the First Date?). Stop the questions buzzing through your head and handle the bill gracefully. Either allow him to pay, or suggest paying and gracefully accept when he does. Don’t argue with him and simply say thank you. If he doesn’t pay for it, split the bill and pay for half.

The next day
After the first date, the worst thing that you can do is blow up his phone with text messages and phone calls. Let him come to you. There is nothing sexy about being classified as a “Stage 5 Clinger”.  If a man is interested, they will get in touch with you. If he didn’t have fun, move on to the next and don’t worry about reaching out to him.

What’s your best first date advice?

October 22, 2013

Dating Tips for the First Date

First dates are nervous. That’s no lie. However, with some dating help, you can totally get back into the dating scene without having a meltdown beforehand. Dating is supposed to be enjoyable, so relax. Breathe. Follow these dating tips that will get you through the butterflies of the first date and if you like them, hopefully a second date!

Dress appropriately
The first thing you need to decide is what you are going to wear. Dress for the date: if you go to a movie wearing a little black dress and sky-high stilettos, you may give off the wrong impression (high maintenance, much?). Look amazing but dress for whatever it is that you’ve planned for the date.

Be decisive
There is nothing worse than having a date with someone who can’t make a decision. You may believe that leaving decisions up to the other person is polite or flattering, but being completely indecisive can work against you when it comes to the first date (and beyond). Take action and take control. If there are some options for activities handed to you, pick one! It will save the hassle of going back and forth asking, “Well, I don’t know…what do you want to do?”

Tell him about you – and listen
The conversion throughout the date should be equal. Let him tell you about himself, and you do the same. Don’t only throw a ton of questions at him like he’s being interrogated. Let him know what you are all about as well. Be gregarious and charismatic and share funny stories. Be honest but remember to have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously.

The bill
Oh, that moment when the bill comes. Are they going to pay for it? Should you? What if we go splits? Seems like everyone has an opinion (just read the comments in our recent article Who Should Pay on the First Date?). Stop the questions buzzing through your head and handle the bill gracefully. What we suggest is waiting for him to make a move for it and when he does, reach for your purse and see how he reacts.If he insists on paying, then of course, don’t argue with him and simply say thank you. If he doesn’t pay for it, split the bill and pay for half.

The next day
After the first date, the worst thing that you can do is blow up his phone with text messages and phone calls. Let him come to you. There is nothing sexy about being classified as a “Stage 5 Clinger”. If a man is interested, they will get in touch with you. If he didn’t have fun, move on to the next and don’t worry about reaching out to him.

What are your best first date tips?

October 15, 2013

5 Fun Date Night Ideas (That Aren’t Cheesy!)

Whether you have kids and need to slip away for an evening, want to get out of the house and have a romantic night out, or are planning a first date, we’ve got 5 unique date ideas that are sure to light a spark without the eye rolling and sarcastic jokes. Forget the candle-lit dinner on the floor in front of a fireplace. Life is not a Nicholas Sparks film, so here are 5 non-cheesy dating ideas that both of you will love.

Dance the night away

Typically, date nights consist of you and your partner, but who says that has to be your idea of a great date? Grab some friends and head to a club and dance the night away. If the club scene isn’t your idea of romance, look for a salsa club or even jazz bar.

Take a class together

Going back to school may not seem like a romantic night out, but learning something together can be a lot of fun and an excellent way for the two of you to bond. Learn a different language, find a hobby you both have in common, or take a cooking class. Enriching yourself will only feel even more satisfying when you’re doing it together, and that positivity will be felt well into your relationship.

Exercise in a fun way

Exercise isn’t typically something that people think of as a fun date. But it doesn’t have to mean sweating it out at the gym. Grab your partner and hike a local trail, go for an after-work jog, or now that it’s warmer, take a dip at the beach or local pool. It’s a great way to work up the endorphins, which can only mean good things for when you get home…

Hit up your local amusement park

Amusement parks are fabulous for a romantic date night, or even just a fun getaway for the day. Channel your inner child and let go of the everyday stress. Spin around on rides, compete in carnival games and enjoy some old-fashioned fairy floss and caramel popcorn. There is no way that you can have a bad time at an amusement park. Well…unless you go on one too many twirly rides!

Boat along the harbour

Taking a boat trip at night is a stunning way to see the city lights and cosy up to your partner. Look for a boat that comes with a romantic dinner or picnic during the ride, or grab a bottle of Champagne and set sail on your own…even hopping on the ferry or a river cruise can be the perfect way to spend an evening.

What’s your favourite date night idea?

September 26, 2013