First Date Tips for Valentine’s Day . . .
and any other time
First dates can be rough any time let alone on a day like Valentine’s Day. There are many different factors involved in what could be a notoriously nerve-racking night. There’s choosing what to wear, the location, the conversation and so forth. Believe it or not though, sometimes if you put a little effort into planning things you could transform a scary date to a smooth date.
Matthew Hussey, a relationship expert, agrees that there are a few basics regarding a first date that are essential to the evening. Remember these things and it just might be a bit easier to focus on what truly matters—your date.
Here are three essentials for any first date. Make sure your first date is . . .
. . . “time-flexible”
Plan a first date activity that has some flexibility. Arrange a first date that can be a mere 20 minutes (if things go terribly wrong and you need an out) or 3 hours if you click, have a great time and want things to continue.
Experts agree that you should choose an activity or event that allows for built in touches and physical tension. Hussey says: “A dinner wouldn’t be my first choice, but if you find yourself at one, be sure to sit side-by-side, not across from each other.”
. . . “externally focused”
Walking along the beach might sound stereotypical but the “surroundings” Hussey states “would take the pressure off, allowing you to look around and see what’s going on.” Additionally, a moonlight stroll along the beach gives you and your date “more to talk about” thus making any “silence in conversation more relaxed.”
There you have it, guys and dolls, 3 First Date Tips from a relationship expert. Good Luck!
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