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.

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Why You Should Consider That Second Date

If your first date with a man is only mildly interesting and leaves you feeling rather blah, you may be tempted to write him off and move on. Beware: this might be a dating mistake that could affect the rest of your life. First dates are deceiving. You may decide within the first 10 minutes […]

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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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Five Communication Pitfalls That May Make Your First Date Your Last

Communication is the foundation of all close relationships and will either make or break most couples over the long term. This is no less the case at the beginning of a relationship. A second date hinges on the first; we use it assess whether we enjoy talking and spending time with this new person, at […]

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Undecided After the First Date? Five 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 moustache. Should you give […]

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Seven Good First Date Exit Lines

Not every first date will leave you wanting a second. Here are some no-dishonesty-needed exit lines to use when you’re hoping to end both the date and any chances at a relationship. 1. “It was so nice to meet a new friend.” Use the f-word (“friend”) liberally when ending a date that has no potential for a […]

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Ten First Date Red Flags

While giving a “meh” first date a second chance is often recommended, there are a few first-date red flags that might let you off the hook. If any of these flags are waving, move forward carefully – if at all. Ten first date red flags: 1. “I’m not really the boyfriend/husband/relationship type.” You will not change his […]

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Five (More) Ways to Turn Your First Meet into a Real Date

You’re smart. You’re online because you know it’s the best place to meet other singles. But what do you do once you’ve decided you like his profile, enjoy his emails and have had a conversation or two on the phone? It’s time for the meet-date. In my previous article I told you the first 5 […]

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10 First Date Tips Just For Men

She said yes. Now what? As you prep for Friday night’s date, here are some tips and reminders to help make that first date a success. 10 first date tips just for men: 1. Plan it. Have an answer for when and where the date will be. Try to pick a location that’s comfortable and conducive […]

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10 First Date Tips Just For Women

If it’s been a while since you’ve been on a first date, here are a few pointers to ensure your next one is a success. 10 first date tips just for women: 1. Relax. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be witty, smart or alluring. Don’t get caught up in the version of yourself you wish […]

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11 (More) Great First Date Questions

First dates can be a little nerve-wracking, especially when awkward silences set in. The next time you face a dreaded lull in first date conversation, try one of these great first date questions: 1. How was your day? It’s a simple question, and one that’s too easily forgotten. Ask your date about his/her day, inquiring […]

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