Ahead of a big date, you might find that everyone from your best friend to your great grandmother is keen to offer you some dating advice, and with so many different opinions flying about it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t do.But don’t worry – we’ve collated the very best dating advice with our top dating do’s and don’ts.A key bit of dating advice here – preparation is an absolute must.
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”.
Hide distractions such as phones and tablets from yourself, switch off from the world and enjoy the company of someone new.
In the early stages of dating, you should always meet your date somewhere public such as a popular restaurant or a bustling bar.
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!
Your ex is your ex for a reason and dragging up the past will only make your new date wonder if you’re really ready to start dating again.
Steer your conversation away from the negatives and keep your conversation upbeat and positive, it will make you seem more interesting and fun to be with.
While you may be keen to fill every silence with chatter, if you allow your date to take their time with their stories; you might learn a thing or two.