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Tips for a Great 1st Date

DATING FACTS Everything You Need to Know V FACTS: Before the 1st Date Nice Eyes! 48% of women and 38% of men say that they research someone online before they go out with them 51% of single people surveyed say that flattery is the best way to 40% of men say that they are "scared" when first interacting with a potential mate. attract someone. When a man first approaches a woman, her first impression is based on: 55% 38% Mirroring/Copying body language, subtly conveys interest to the other person. (However avoid duplicating every move) 7% 71% of people believe in love at first sight His appearance and body language His style of speaking What he actually says The 1st Date Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue. Men are more attracted to Women who wear red. Women have 15 minutes to make a first impression on a man. Men have about an hour to make a first impression. One of the biggest turnoffs on a date is negativity however potential dates find it hard to walk away from happy people because happiness is contagious. Choosing exciting places for a first date increases the chances of the other person falling for you. There is a definitive link between danger and physical/romantic attraction. Italian and Chinese foods are favorites on 1st dates. Sushi is recommended for a 2nd or 3rd date. Try more adventurous choices like Moroccan or Ethiopian for later dates. Greek is best consumed on a double date. Timelines The ideal time to wait to call is 2-4 days, though no longer than 4-5 days. Dating specialists suggest waiting until the 3rd date to cook someone dinner at home. Couples usually wait 6-8 dates before they are willing to enter an exclusive relationship. Appropriate time frame to wait for sex: 40% of women say 1-3 Months, 35% of men say 3rd date. On average, couples have sex within 4-6 dates. On average, it is between 12 to 14 dates before couples trade house keys. Break-ups Common time for breakups is around 3-5 months. Most breakups are announced on a Monday. Personal Space: 93% of women say its very important to them, as compared to 81% of men. 2$ #1 relationship argument is over money 46% greater risk of divorce who live together before marriage. Signs If a woman doesn't return a call after 2 messages, she is not interested Increase the likelihood of being approached by uncrossing arms, makes subtle eye contact, and smile. Humans like mystery and "the chase," so don't be too "available" to a date. Experts suggest the longer the chase, the more likely love will blossom. Population Most state residents who are unmarried Most state residents who are married 70% Washington 50% 59% 60% New York Utah. Idaho Over 50% of all singles in America have not had a date in more than two years. 112 million unmarried people over age 18 in the U.S., representing nearly 47% of the adult population. Languages of Love Words of Affirmation Acts of Service - Make routine life easier (ie: running /Intimacy (ie: hand errands) Physical Touch - Body contact Quality Time - Dedicated attention Receiving Gifts - Thoughtful gesture purchase - Complements and words of encouragement holding, hugs) Happy Couples •Communicate with each other 5 hours a week •Have 5 positive moments to every 1 negative moment •The median age of those married for the first time is currently 28.3 for men and 25.8 for women •Cultivate common interests to do together •Walk hand in hand or side by side •Make trust and forgiveness your default mode •Hug each other as soon as you see each other after work Zz •Go to bed at the same time •Say "I love you" and "Have a good day" every morning •Say "Good night" every night, regardless of how you feel Hi! •Say 'Hi' during the day to see how things are going with each other •Appear proud to be seen with each other References 1) w-relationships/ 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)The Five Love Languages, by Gary D Chapman alignedStgns get • to • know you

Tips for a Great 1st Date

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Making a great impression on a first date can be intimidating! Here are some tips and tricks to help you out before, during, and after! Learn more at


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