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Ten Ways to Tame First Date Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural part of life. Each of us experiences some degree of worry in our lives.  A level of worry leads to healthy choices, such as wearing a seat belt, taking vitamins and looking both ways before crossing the street. Anxiety may heighten during life transitions, milestones, decision-making…

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…

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.”…

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…

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…

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…