Online dating first meeting advice
The first date is where the fun really begins, but even for the most confident amongst us, meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking.
Our first date survival guide is designed to help to put you at ease before and during your date, so you can rest assured it will be enjoyable, and perhaps the first of many more to come.
instead of ordering two separate meals I’ve found it best to share three or so appetizer/tapas items off the menu.
Sharing food off the same plate increases the intimacy of the date and connects the two of you – just make sure to use your manners!
So, whether you chose to indulge in a hot bath and a book, a pre-date calorie burn at the gym or fake it with a spray tan, keeping yourself occupied will prevent you from overthinking possible dating scenarios, so that when it comes to the big date itself, you’ll be relaxed and ready to go have a good time.
Where possible, choose a public or familiar place to meet where you’ll feel comfortable and secure in your surroundings.
’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.
If a workout at the gym is your fail-safe stress reliever or a glowing tan is your ultimate confidence booster, you’re not alone; according to our Love Geist research, Londoners are twice as likely to hit the gym ahead of their first date while daters in the North West are 95% more likely to go for a sunbed or apply fake tan!
Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.
What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).
Of course, exchanging a barrage of emails – even phone calls or Skyping– can seem more secure.
You can ‘get to know’ someone from behind the safety of a screen.