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It’s aimed at time-starved professionals, who due to busy work and social lives simply don’t have the time to date.
You don’t need to start telling knock-knock jokes, but if you have a funny anecdote or two in your arsenal, don’t be afraid to share.’ ‘Most of what we communicate is through our body language rather than words.Make an effort to be engaged and present on your date and save checking your phone until they go to the bathroom!’ ‘Asking your date questions not only shows that you’re interested in what they have to say but it also allows you to get to know them, which is what a first date is all about! More intimate questions about your date’s hopes, dreams and passions will help you forge a closer connection – and it’s a lot more interesting than talking about the weather.’ ‘Nothing is as reassuring as a genuine smile.‘It’s always tempting to ‘accidentally’ check out a date’s social media accounts before meeting up.In fact, our research shows that over a third (38%) of us admit to a pre-date Google. In-depth social media stalking will make you form judgments before you’ve even sat down together so prioritise getting to know the real person, rather than their online persona.’ ‘A first date is your opportunity to get to know your date – and for them to get to know you.This person is a stranger and you need to protect yourself, first and foremost.’ ‘If your date offers to pick you up at home, politely decline.
Plan your own route to and from your date so that you remain completely in control at all times.
While we all want to present the best version of ourselves, dressing in a way that feels unnatural is guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable and is likely to put a damper on your date.
Wear something that you’re comfortable in and that reflects the real you.’ ‘First date nerves are natural, but you can tackle them by employing a few confidence tricks.
Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.
It may sound strange but it really works.’ ‘When we laugh we release endorphins, which can help us to relax.
If a match is asking a lot of questions of this type, let them know that you’re not comfortable sharing that information and report them if you have any suspicions about their true motives.’ ‘Even if they claim to make the best pasta in town, never meet someone for the first time at their home and don’t invite them to yours.