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6 First Date Mistakes Any Successful Online Dater Doesn’t Make

Bad first date

How important is the first date?

The short answer: big. 

Actually, the biggest.

Knowing what to do on a first date is key so the next logical topic to explore is what not to do.

First dates really are the most important ones because it can be the start of a beautiful romantic adventure or it can be so bad that it will leave you scarred and apprehensive about ever going out another first date again.

So, with that sobering thought in mind, what are some first date mistakes you should avoid doing?

Let’s take a look!

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Incredible First Dates: 5 Proven Date Ideas For All Budgets

A Dating Woman

Indecision is the staunch enemy of a fun and successful first date.

You’ve connected with someone online and you’re both interested in meeting up. You want to do whatever you can to make a great impression with that potential ‘special’ match. The problem is that we can spend a lot of time pursuing someone, but when it comes to the actual date, we are at a loss for where to go or what to do. This indecision lowers your chances of having a fun and successful first date.

Well, let’s take a look at some new and old ideas so that this post can be your go to resource for your next first date.

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How to Deal with a Bad Date

A Rose

A bad date is a place you don’t want to be.

It’s no one’s fault, yet no matter how well you seem to get on online, you can easily find yourself in a public place with a stranger having a real struggle with simple conversation.

What should you do?

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Should You Go On a Second Date if There Was No Spark?

A lit match.

Online dating offers up a host of ironies of which my favorite is probably the “first date no spark” scenario.

You get yourself in a right tangle of nerves about the date for whatever reason: you might be new to online dating, or perhaps you think the match is particularly suited to you. You feel like there’s a lot riding on the date and you’ve got to be on top form.

And then that much-anticipated spark isn’t there. Your date might be perfectly friendly and perhaps even interesting but you don’t feel that special something that signifies the beginning of something beautiful (or at least, you know, nice).

The question then is, should you give a match another go if there were no butterflies first time around?

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How to Ask for a First Date

How to Ask for a First Date

Asking someone out tends to be a little nerve-wracking.

Whilst a few lucky people are blessed with supreme levels of confidence (more power to them), most of us tend to be a little more hesitant.

One thing is for sure though — asking people out online is a lot easier than it is in “real life”. It’s far less about courage, and more about simply having a process. Once you understand how to go about getting dates online, the nervousness can all but disappear.

Besides, when it comes to asking for a first date, it is far less about how you ask, and far more about the circumstances.

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