If a match is asking a lot of questions of this type, let them know that you’re not comfortable sharing that information and report them if you have any suspicions about their true motives.’ ‘Even if they claim to make the best pasta in town, never meet someone for the first time at their home and don’t invite them to yours.
Arrange to meet somewhere that’s busy and in public such as a restaurant or coffee shop that you’re comfortable in.’ ‘If you’re planning to meet an online date for the first time, be sure to tell a friend or family member who you’re meeting, when and where.
If you have an i Phone you could also share you location on the app Find My Friends.
While we all want to present the best version of ourselves, dressing in a way that feels unnatural is guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable and is likely to put a damper on your date.
Wear something that you’re comfortable in and that reflects the real you.’ ‘First date nerves are natural, but you can tackle them by employing a few confidence tricks.
‘It’s always tempting to ‘accidentally’ check out a date’s social media accounts before meeting up.
In fact, our research shows that over a third (38%) of us admit to a pre-date Google. In-depth social media stalking will make you form judgments before you’ve even sat down together so prioritise getting to know the real person, rather than their online persona.’ ‘A first date is your opportunity to get to know your date – and for them to get to know you.
Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.