Going on a first date , whether in-person or via Zoom, can feel like walking a tightrope. And there's a lot you have to focus on at once, such as trying to figure out what to say while wondering if you've fully wiped off all that spaghetti sauce from your beard. All of these pressures are why a lot of guys get nervous on a first date and end up missing their shot at a second one. You don't want that to be you—and we don't want that to be you, either. That's why we spoke with a few relationship experts to get their top tips on how to make your first date less scary, more fun, and super likely to land you date number two. Taylor Sparks, Erotic Educator and Founder of Organic Loven , encourages you to ask questions until you find something you have in common—and it doesn't have to be a shared passion.
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You went on a first date and if you followed the advice we gave you, you killed it. Now The Art of Charm wants to help you to go on a killer second date. The number one thing that we would recommend out of our second date tips is to relax. She already likes you. Think of the first date as hitting the ball out of the park. The second date is just the process of rounding the bases. Just keep your eyes on the prize, follow our simple tips and repeat some of the stuff that you did on the last date and you should be good to go.
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Once upon a time, internet dating was a vaguely embarrassing pursuit. Who wanted to be one of those lonely hearts trolling the singles bars of cyberspace? These days, however, the New York Times Vows section —famous for its meet-cute stories of the blissfully betrothed—is full of couples who trumpet the love they found through Ok Cupid or Tinder.
Sure, good manners and chivalry will never go out of style—but that doesn't mean we need to subscribe to the same dating rules our parents did. If you want to share a smooch the first night you meet, have at it. Feeling generous? By all means, pay for dinner.