Most people get nervous about a first date. This is especially true if you are doing online dating and have never met the person before. You may think that going to the movies  is a good idea for a first date, but it can be difficult to get to know someone during a movie!

There are a lot of other great things you can do on a first date that will give you time to get to know each other.

To make things less nerve wracking here are 3 stress free first date tips that will make things easier for both of you.

First Date Tip One: Meet in the Afternoon

Meeting in the afternoon takes a lot of the stress off of a first date. Meeting for coffee feels more relaxed and informal than a night time date. Meeting for coffee can be as quick or as long as you like. If things are going well you can always extend things out into lunch, or dinner. If your date doesn’t go as well as you hoped, or you are simply not attracted to the person, you can leave without feeling as if you are being rude. Meeting in the afternoon is also much safer. It is common for women to feel cautious about meeting men, especially if they have met them on an online dating site. Meeting in the daylight can ease the worry.

First Date Tip Two: Wear Something Flattering but Comfortable

Of course you want to look your best, but it is more important to be comfortable. This does not mean wearing your gym clothes. Wear clothes that are flattering, but also comfortable for you. Rather than wear something new, try to wear something that you have never worn before, so you know how it fits and feels. There’s nothing worse than realizing that you can hardly breathe when you sit down in that new outfit!

First Date Tip Three: Share, but Not Everything

Share information about yourself, but not too much. Remember the old saying; you have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Remember to listen as well as talk and don’t tell the other person every little detail about yourself. This is not the time to reveal your family medical history. Small talk is ok. You are just starting to get to know this person, for all intensive purposes they are still a stranger. You don’t need to give your life story on your first date.

A first date is a very nerve wracking experience for the majority of us, but it can also be a lot of fun. Try to relax, be yourself and remember if it doesn’t work out there are other fish in the sea. The most important thing of all is to relax and enjoy yourself. If it doesn’t go well, just get back to that online dating site to line up your next date!

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