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HOW TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON A FIRST DATE
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HOW TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON A FIRST DATE

When we go out on a first date, we’re all hoping to experience that instant spark, the kind that makes our hearts pound, takes our breath away, and causes us to feel as giddy as teenagers.  Everyone knows that this is the way all great romances start, right?  Wrong.   While physical attraction is an essential part of a romantic relationship, we tend to place way too much importance on it, overlooking another equally or even more important ingredient: emotional attr

Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates
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Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates

I wrote a post on my personal blog some time ago about what not to say on a first date.  Admittedly, I break most of my own rules and have talked about {on more than one occasion} my ex-husband, writing a dating blog, my friends from the internet and a slew of other topics that I mentioned in my post.  Surprisingly, these topics have never been deal breakers and I’ve had men comment on how unscripted conversations with me are unusual on first dates.  A man recently descri

What Not To Wear On a First Date
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What Not To Wear On a First Date

What you wear on a date speaks volumes. But, I think we all know that. But, I think we underestimate the overtones or vibes we give off with what we wear. I personally like a man who dresses well … whether it is a dark blue suit or a jeans and casual shirt. I look to see if his clothes are neat, clean and pressed. I know … this might be over the top. But, how he presents himself says a lot about the care he takes of himself, and in kind, the care he will take of me.

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Is There Any Way To Ensure A Great First Date?

First dates can be pretty daunting. If only there was a way to guarantee success. Fortunately, we have some good news: there might be! In this video, dating coach, matchmaker and YourTango Expert Julianne Cantarella explains how you can be sure that your first dates go as smoothly as possible.

To Google Or Not To Google?  That Is The Question.
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To Google Or Not To Google? That Is The Question.

In this day and age, almost everyone has an online footprint... even grandma. And whether through Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook, it’s easy enough to track someone’s entire life in 15 minutes or less. When it comes to dating, the temptation to search before a first date is strong. To Google or not to Google? That is the question.

If I Had To Do the Last 24 Hours Over . . . .
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If I Had To Do the Last 24 Hours Over . . . .

by Julie Robinson Let’s face it: women have a tendency to overkill reflection. We ponder the “what ifs” to such a degree we talk ourselves into believing all sorts of nonsense. Only a woman would believe, for example, that the reason her man didn’t come home when he said he would was because he was in some horrible accident. The real reason the cute online guy didn’t write you back?

4 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date [EXPERT]
Don't ruin a potential relationship with these conversation killers.
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4 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date

I'm generally a huge believer in being who you are, no matter where you are. Meaning, even on a first date, when you are trying to impress someone, you shouldn't be afraid to be authentically you. Unfortunately, some people take the concept of being themselves no matter what and run with it ... running their dates away in the process.

Wear THIS—(Oh, God! Not THAT) on a First Date
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Wear THIS—(Oh, God! Not THAT) on a First Date

by Julie Robinson Those happy couples always get me. This is especially true when I’m working retail and the giddy beyond fucking belief duos wander in together holding hands. The difference this time was that I recognized her. Sometimes this who-has-a-memory-like-that gift is a curse (like when I recognize students from years ago when they are completely inebriated) but in this case it was a gift.