Dating does and donts
I never thought I would say this, but thank God it's January.For most of the single souls who spent their holidays ducking and hiding from the endless posts of his and hers jammies and New Year's Eve kisses, every waking day into the first month of the year signals a sense of normalcy (at least for half a second).This allows the filmmakers to create an idealized scenario for a perfect first date.Woody is cautioned not to ask a girl out based on her looks as she could be aloof or boring. He is similarly told to be straightforward and not to insist that his potential date give up some other activity for him.
Knowing even just a little bit about your date beforehand will give you all the conversation starters you’ll need to keep those awkward silences at bay.
If you met through a dating site, make sure you take time to look back over their profile and the messages you exchanges so you can remember what encouraged you to get in touch with them in the first place.
When dating, pop your phone on silent and leave it in your handbag for the duration of your date; it’s important that you are in “date mode”.
Never agree to be picked up at your home, and always make sure you have a way to get yourself to and from the date.
An added bonus of meeting somewhere busy is if there’s a lull in conversation, being around other people provides the perfect backdrop without the need for awkward silences!