Dating for beginners

Whether you’ve never been on a date in your life, or have just come out of a long standing relationship, dating can be extremely daunting. There are so many rules you aren’t aware of. Not to mention all the guess work you have to do at the same time.

The truth is there are no definitive answers to making a date go well other than experience and the pair of you having a mutual connection. You cannot force a date to be good. There are things you can do to help relax though. So when you go home disappointed and want nothing more than to curl up with a FoxyBingo game and a book, you’ll be able to bounce back and say you tried.

Here are three things to help you out with some of the murker aspects.

In this day and age it isn’t necessarily the man who pays for the entire evening. Chivalry isn’t necessarily dead, it’s just women are feeling more independent nowadays. A good way to sort the dilemma out, is to allow the person who asked the other on the date to pay. If that happens to be the man, so be it.

How to behave
The best tip I can give is to relax. I know that’s easier said than done, but the other person wants to get to know you. Not the uptight unsure version you become in a formal setting. Be yourself, allow yourself to be comfortable and who knows, maybe he or she will like the real you.

The general consensus seems to be that a first date that goes well ends with a kiss. So how do you go about that? Try and let it happen naturally. Don’t anticipate it. Don’t rush, remove any gum just in case, and move in slowly. That way they have time to move away if it’s unwanted.