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The Dating Do’s And Dating Don’t’s

If you put effort into your online personals, you’re going to date. That’s how the online world works. But if you’re one of those who spends a lot of time dating online, then you may be a little rusty when it comes to dating in the real world.

Everyone gets nervous before a first date whether it’s your first date in a week your your first date in a decade. The biggest way to relax is to realize that the person you’re with is just as nervous as you are! Knowing you’re not the only one feeling that way will be a great stress reliever.

When it comes to dating, keep these do’s and don’t’s in mind:

  • Don’t use your cell phone during a date. I get it, you’re an important person with important friends and an important job. If you’re in the middle of something that’s so important, then you simply shouldn’t be on a date, you should be tending to whatever it is that has you tethered to your phone. It’s extremely impersonal and rude to use your cellphone during a date, so before you reach the restaurant, ditch the cell in your car.
  • Do put effort into how you look. First impressions are important, and your first impression comes even before you speak. This isn’t saying that you need to go and break your bank on a new wardrobe, but you should at least spend a few extra minutes brushing your hair and ironing your clothes.
  • Don’t put out on a first date! It’s easy to think that because of the connection you’ve already made with this person online that you have the go-ahead to have sex on the first date, but this usually gives people the wrong impression and should be avoided.
  • Do prepare for the date in advance. Brush up on your pop culture and currently sports knowledge if there’s a big event coming up (as to say if you’re going on a date this week, maybe take a look at a newspaper to see who is playing in the Stanley Cup finals next week). This will give you something to talk about, and won’t leave you with awkward silences through out the night.
  • Don’t get drunk on your date. Sure a glass of wine with dinner is just fine, but anything more than two glasses is overdoing it for a first date. Keep your composure and don’t out yourself in a state of mind that could leave you embarrassed.

Dates are mostly common sense. Only act like you would want your date to act, and avoid doing things that would leave you asking “What was I thinking?”. Other than that, have fun! It is a date after all, so relax and try to enjoy the night.


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  1. June 23, 2011, 7:52 am

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  2. July 26, 2011, 10:49 am

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