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First Date Questions

Make that first date a bit easier with our favorite first date questions.

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5 First Date Conversation Rules You Should Totally Break

We’ve all heard of first date rules. They forbid talk of taboo subjects like religion or politics, they instruct you to be polite, and to play it cool because god forbid we actually talk about what we want out of life and our relationships. Most of these rules were designed to keep your first date […]

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Reducing the Pressure of the First Date

Whether you’re 25 and fancy free or 65 with grown children, first dates for the majority of people are pressure moments—a situation in which you have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on your performance. When pressure is your chaperone, you become overly self-conscious, anxious, a poor listener, and abrupt speaker, and poor […]

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8 First Date Questions You Just Gotta Ask

The best first dates are relaxed and real, as you get acquainted with someone new. No one wants a first time out to be filled with anxiety. I’ve heard plenty of people complain, “The date felt like a job interview!” Or, “I got the feeling I was being interrogated.” It’s true also that one of the primary goals of […]

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Undecided After the First Date? 5 Things to Consider

You met someone for coffee. Your date didn’t make you run screaming from The Coffee Bean, but he or she didn’t totally wow you, either. Perhaps you spent the evening a bit bored. Or put off by the way she laughed. Or you couldn’t stop wondering if he’d look better without that mustache. Should you give […]

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Your Biggest First Date Worries…Solved

Virtually everyone gets nervous before dates. Especially if you’re shy or tend to be anxious, those nerves can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it’s too intense. But your worries about […]

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First Date Affection: How Much is Too Much?

The proper limit of physical affection on a first date is an important thing to really think about. How much is too much? Is it possible to display too little? Let’s shed some light on the subject by answering the question as succinctly as possible: How much first-date affection is appropriate? Absolutely none. “Huh?” you […]

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20 First Date Questions You Don’t Want to Ask — Ever

As a matchmaker for eH+, I have pretty much heard it all when it comes to first dates — and the things some people actually say to one another! If you want to make sure your first encounter is a success, here are a few first date questions you should avoid asking if you want your crush to […]

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10 First Date Questions You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

You’re on a first date. Whether you’ve already run through the list of standard first-date questions — What do you do for a living? What do you do for fun? Where do you hope to see yourself in five years? — or are just looking to shake things up, conversation-wise, here are a few questions to […]

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15 Ways to Reduce First-Date Nerves

Nearly everyone feels some nervousness when going on a first date. Your anxiety might be mild or it might be massive. A few—or many–butterflies are bound to appear when you’ll be spending time with someone you don’t know well. Whatever the case for you, here are 15 ways to ease up, relax, and enjoy that first date: […]

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The Best First Date Questions for Seniors

Regardless of a person’s age, first dates can be a source of anxiety and apprehension. You may not be the bundle of quivering nerves you were as a teenager going out with someone for the first time, but even as a senior you want to avoid awkward silences and gaps in the conversation that leave […]

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