Here, seven real guys give the first date tips and ideas they're secretly hoping you'll adopt ASAP.And they're actually pretty solid."I’ve gone out with a few people who were glued to their phone during the date to the point where I felt awkward carrying on a conversation.Nowadays, when most first dates come from an algorithm match, meeting for the first time can feel a little awkward.Especially when you have no clue what the person across the table is thinking.According to dating coach Sue Mandel, “Give someone a chance.If your date is just so-so, nice, not your type, not very interesting or exciting, a little too heavy, a little too short, a little too of anything (unless it goes against your values or ethics), go on a second and even a third date.” Translation: If your date is just meh, don’t block him and head back to your app.
But one final word of caution: Don’t mess with our heads, or give us room to think you are. The right type of woman will like you a whole lot for it.
I don’t care if you’re checking messages or whatever, but that just made me feel like they had zero interest in me.” —"I’m just as nervous as you, if not more so.
It’s easy to start overthinking the date and what to wear and what to say.
Whether it’s too many aimless dates or no matches at all, it’s easy to get burned out by online dating.
However, there IS a way to make online dating work, you just have to do it right.