10 Ways to Avoid Awkward Moments on a First Date ...

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1. Pay Attention!

Pay Attention!

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If he’s taken the time to tell you the name of his sister, his dog, his favorite romantic movie, his mum, his birthday and his best friend, try to remember them!

Atleast some of them anyway.

Anything you can pick up will make you seem attentive and interested.

Getting it wrong, however, or just obviously not listening, will be hugely embarrassing!

2. Control the Conversation!

Control the Conversation!

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Don’t bring up anything controversial, and if it happens to come up, be polite and respectful.

Save conversations about religion and politics for later!

Getting riled up or into an argument on a first date can lead to long awkward silences, or to going home early.

It’s much better to save these for later, when your feistiness will be cute rather than scary!2

Plus later, you'll have the chance to kiss and make up ;)

3. Plan the Date!

Plan the Date!

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It wouldn't hurt to think of emergency conversation topics.

While, I'd rather avoid the news or anything too serious, it wouldn't hurt to keep yourself updated about what's going on.

You never know what piece of news might save your date.2

Common interests are a great save as well.

So do your research to avoid those all awkward silent moments.

This will also make you seem selfconfident, interesting and aware which are always good qualities!2

4. Work out Logistics!

Work out Logistics!

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Make sure you both know who is paying, how much money to bring, what time you are meeting, where you are meeting etc.2

It’s okay to decide to pay it all if you feel like it but money is often a controversial issue, and it could cause awkwardness if you don’t know where you stand.

Making it clear ensures no horrid silences, or expectations!

The rule of the game is, the one who asks the other person out, pays.2

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