If you can do multiple things on your first date it’s going to create a feeling like you’ve known each other longer than you actually have.
Plus, mixing in an activity means you’re more likely to have fun together and avoid awkward tension.
Apprehension can strike down the most seasoned dater but, luckily, there are ways to beat it.
In a TED talk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy advises standing tall and open in times of stress, as such ‘power stances’ can raise levels of testosterone and cortisol, boosting confidence and quelling nerves.
In fact, if it’s any comfort, your date is probably nervous too!’ There's lots of advice out there, so we thought it was time to gather some expert tips together in order to create a first date master guide.When you meet someone online it can be easy to get caught up in a flurry of messages and to develop strong feelings as a result.While the starting point for my advice is The Rules book series by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I also layer in my own strategies—the tips I share with private clients and that I followed, personally, to date for marriage.Any single woman can meet great guys online, but you do have to be disciplined, screen carefully, and always choose quality over quantity. Rule 1: Lower your expectations (but not your standards).Here are our best tips for your first date to go smoothly and to make a great first impression.