First Date Tips

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    Be kind and considerate: treat your date as you would hope to be treated yourself.

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    Choose the location carefully. You should: meet in public, be able to make your excuses if it really doesn't work out and reflect a common interest.

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    Put away that Blackberry! What could be more of a turn off than someone who is constantly texting their friends during a date?

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    Leave your emotional baggage at home. Unless a past relationship was so wild that it was made into a Fox mini-TV series, don't bore your date.

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    Be prepared: avoid any awkward silences by thinking of conversation topics and open questions in advance.

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    Be funny but not goofy. Show that you have a sense of humor about life in general and the funny situations that erupt.

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    Don't put the other person on a pedestal. Be yourself and be comfortable and recognize the date isn't an interview where you're trying to impress.

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    Turn off your phone or put it on vibrate. If you text, you're saying that you're disinterested.

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    If you're enjoying yourself, tell your date. It will give them a confidence boost to help ensure they relax and have a good time too.

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    Never expect sex on the first date.

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Tips to keep things casual and fun on your first date

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