First Dates

Get first date tips to make your first date a great one. Start your dating relationship off the right way with advice from the experts on eHarmony.

15 Ways to Get Along with Nearly Anyone

Much of success in life hinges upon the ability to relate well to others. In preschool, we were told to “Play nice … share … treat...

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...

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made on First Dates

You walk into the restaurant and glance around nervously, scouring faces until finally you spot your date. You excitedly join them...

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!...

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9 Things to Never Do in the First Month of Dating

The first month of dating is an exciting one. And in that excitement, it’s easy to jump ahead and make some big dating mistakes. Here are nine things to avoid doing in the first month of dating: 1. Make plans for the distant future. Here’s a rule you can steal from “How I Met Your […]

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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 Get Your Date to Open Up

Here’s how the dating progression is supposed to go: (1) You meet someone you find intriguing and (2) you get to know each other. Step number one usually feels like the hard part, while getting acquainted comes more naturally. But not always. For some people, dropping their guard long enough to let you in takes a […]

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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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How to Be Yourself on a First Date

First dates symbolize new beginnings, excitement and potential for great love and friendship, although they can also be attached to a variety of fears, anxieties and insecurities. Many people experience challenges in dating, like getting involved with a potential partner too quickly, not knowing what they are looking for, lowering their standards or relationship requirements when thoughts of […]

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Seven First Dates Dos — and Definite Don’ts

So you are embarking on a first date, maybe even contemplating re-partnering. Perhaps you have been flying solo for some time and want to finally settle down…you are filled with optimism about the prospect of a new beginning. But dating isn’t as easy as you had hoped. You know what they say: “You never get a second […]

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