Taking it slow to give them some time to prove they have good intentions might sound like mom advice, but again, better to be “paranoid” than in a potentially uncomfortable situation.
Sometimes it’s not even that the person is clearly acting suspicious.
And while you may have to fake surprise when they tell you stuff you already know thanks to your researching skills, that's so much better than ending up on a date with someone that might not be the person they say they are.
Since meeting people online has become pretty standard, it can be easy to go into the situation without thinking twice.When thinking of things to do before a first date, especially when you haven't met the person IRL yet, it never hurts to be a bit cautious, just because you don't know what to expect!Reading through past messages and picking out some things from their profile you’d like to know more about will help keep conversation flowing and allow you to be a happy confident date.With a hot date on the cards, you won’t want to be dealing with a last minute wardrobe malfunctions.And while the majority of the people online are genuinely just looking to meet someone, being a bit more attentive could increase the odds that your Friday night out is with someone that might end up being a better match for you.
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The first date is where the fun really begins, but even for the most confident amongst us, meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking.
Our survival guide is designed to give you enough first date tips to help to put you at ease before and during your date, so you can rest assured it will be enjoyable, and perhaps the first of many more to come.
As someone who enjoyed my fair share of dates thanks to a handful of different dating apps, I can think back on several first dates that ranged from bad to downright scary.
In hindsight, most of the not-so-great situations could have been avoided if I had been a bit more prepared, done my homework, and trusted my gut.
Thankfully I had an exit story that I had told more times than I'm proud to say, and it rolled off my tongue so easily, I almost believed it myself.