Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.It may sound strange but it really works.’ ‘When we laugh we release endorphins, which can help us to relax.It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just sat down or enjoyed a three-course dinner with them.
‘It’s always tempting to ‘accidentally’ check out a date’s social media accounts before meeting up.
In fact, our research shows that over a third (38%) of us admit to a pre-date Google. In-depth social media stalking will make you form judgments before you’ve even sat down together so prioritise getting to know the real person, rather than their online persona.’ ‘A first date is your opportunity to get to know your date – and for them to get to know you.
If you have an i Phone you could also share you location on the app Find My Friends.
Check in with a friend during the date or ask them to call you at a specific time to check on you.’ ‘If your date is making you feel uncomfortable, leave.
If a match is asking a lot of questions of this type, let them know that you’re not comfortable sharing that information and report them if you have any suspicions about their true motives.’ ‘Even if they claim to make the best pasta in town, never meet someone for the first time at their home and don’t invite them to yours.