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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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Best Date Night Restaurants in NYC

So you live in New York or are visiting soon and you want to know the best date night restaurants? No matter how long you’ve been together, what you’re celebrating or what you’re doing, Manhattan has a big array of dining options to make whatever evening you’re looking to have a success. From farm-to-table dinners […]

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Dating Tips, eHarmony Feature, First Dates, Metro Dating Guide
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First Dates: 4 Simple Steps to Feel More Confident

Confidence is one of the most sought after qualities in a mate, but most of us walk into dates lacking it. Fear is often the culprit for your lack of confidence. You fear being rejected or not liked and in turn, are awkward. How does one overcome their fear of being rejected and show up […]

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Dating Tips, First Dates
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5 Bad Habits that Tank First Dates

If you find yourself tanking first dates too often, then try to avoid these habits that can derail the first-date train before it even gets going.

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Dating, First Dates
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5 Keys to Creating Relationship Respect

If there is one common theme in almost every female singer’s repertoire it is a ballad or anthem about being treated with respect. We are empowered by the music and the passion of the words, we are determined to be that woman who has equality at home. But do we actively seek and expect equality […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice, First Dates
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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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Dating Tips, First Date Questions, First Dates
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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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15 Ways to Send Positive Signals to a Potential Partner

You’ve finally met someone you’re interested in. But maybe you’re feeling shy. Maybe you are reluctant to make a move. Maybe you’re concerned about coming on too strong. Not to worry. Here are subtle yet strategic ways to convey your interest. Read this list before your next date, just as a little reminder! 1. Smile. It sounds so […]

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About You, Dating Tips, First Dates
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7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

The first impression you make endures forever. And if you make a poor first impression you may never have a chance to make another one. Whether you are dating, applying for a job, or seeing a new potential customer, you can always improve in this area and make not just a good but a great […]

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About You, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, First Dates
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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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Dating Tips, First Date Questions, First Dates
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4 Date Ideas That Give Back

December is usually the busiest time of year for young professionals — from work holiday parties to traveling to see family, it can be hard to squeeze in time for dating, too. While it might not seem like the ideal time to start a new relationship, it is a great time to get a sense […]

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Date Ideas, Date Tips, First Dates