7 Ways To Nail Your First Date (And Get Your Flirt On)! [VIDEO]

Trying to shake off our nerves that just won't seem to go away as we get ready for a first date is pretty hard (not to mention SUPER frustrating). From figuring out what to wear to where we should meet up, jumping right into the dating field sometimes feels way more complicated than it should be. It doesn't matter if we're testing out the waters for the first time or are total pros at the game, we could all use some tips on how to have the perfect date (that'll hopefully lead to more).

We couldn't have been more excited hearing Matchmakers Paul C. BrunsonPeggy WolmanJasbina AhluwaliaMichelle Jacoby, and Marla Martenson talk about ways we can increase our chances of finding a great match and scoring that second date. Despite popular belief, it really isn't as hard as it may seem. These are just a few highlights that scratch the surface.

1. Do Something Different.

Not only can trying something new together be really fun, it's a great way to open up a conversation. After all, how many people can say that they've done something other than dinner and a movie on the first date?

2. Figure Out What He Or She Is Passionate About.

We guarantee that finding out what your date is really passionate about will help you decide whether or not he/she is the perfect match; after all, there's nothing sexier than a person who knows what he/she wants in life and isn't afraid to go out and get it! Can you honestly say that the thought  of a driven and goal-oriented partner doesn't get you hot and bothered?

3. Stop Talking And Just Listen!

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Take the time to really listen to what your date is saying because you never know what you'll find out.

Even though going on a first date is seriously scary, especially when you've been out of the dating game for a long time, it'll bring you that much closer to finding love. And that makes it MORE than worth it.