Date Etiquette: 8 Dos And Don'ts

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Whether you're on your first date with a new person or the 100th with your significant other, you want to have a great time, without embarrassing yourself or being embarrassed by your partner. Likewise, you don't want to be one of those couples who has nothing to talk about at dinner, and you definitely don't want to be the date who dominates the conversation, not letting her date get a word in edgewise.

Following these dos and don'ts of dating etiquette will help you sit back, relax and enjoy a fulfilling date:

1. Don't be afraid of silence
There are so many different styles of communicating that it's often difficult to use the right style at the right time. A woman who can engage in the conversation at the appropriate time is very sexy. Being a wallflower and not saying anything at all can give off the wrong impression. He may think you're mad, you're not enjoying yourself or "She's just not that into me." On the other hand, a sure fire way to turn a man off? Cut him off or don't let him get a word in. And, remember, a pause in conversation is OK. It's better to have a moment of silence to collect your thoughts than to talk just to fill the space. 4 First-Date Conversation Killers

2. Do smile!
The sexiest thing that you can do on a date is a smile. More than a sexy dress, men are attracted to women who smile. But it doesn't stop there. A beautiful smile is irresistible! You're like a magnet that will draw people to you. A smile puts everyone at ease and makes you approachable in social situations. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel awkward, try smiling and see if it doesn't change your environment. How often do we sit with frown or scowl on our faces? Trying smiling instead.

Ugenita Provost, Life Coach

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