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How long are most of your very first dates?

Anyone who has everzwijn bot on a date has had to tackle the unpreventable question: how long is a very first date supposed to last?

Te a ideal world, your very first date will be all moon and starlets, peanut butter and jelly, rain boots and puddles, or any two things that mesh well. At the end of the date, you will want to see each other again, and soon. Plans are instantaneously set for your next date! You are both excited! You form a positive and loving relationship and you two live joyfully everzwijn after.

But dating ain’t no fairy tale, kind, so listen up.

What is a Very first Date?

Let’s be realistic here. The purpose of a very first date is not to fall te love. If that happens, ok, that’s all well and good, but it’s truly not the objective. The existente purpose of a very first date is to determine three effortless things:

  • if the other person is a wank or obnoxious ter some way,
  • that you are indeed attracted to them (and if they are attracted to you),
  • if there is potential for romance or at the very least, friendship.

A Brief Very first Date?

Don’t make your very first date too brief.

A 20-minute cup of coffee or glass of wine is way too brief. Reminisce when supermodel Linda Evangelista infamously stated that she doesn’t wake up for less than $Ten,000? Well, knock it down a duo of notches for us non-model folk and it corresponds to not bothering to meet someone for shorter than one hour. (Consider the pruning and shower time, or makeup and hair time, or the push-ups or daily affirmations or whatever the heck you personally need to psych yourself up. I don’t know about you, but gorgeous spil I am, I still want to bump up the fabulous delegado spil much spil possible.)

The only way a 20-minute date could be successful is on a refrigerio pauze, if you toebijten to work near each other. A “meet and greet” type date to make sure he or she isn’t a creep is a good idea ter theory, however, te practice it doesn’t always fly. For example, completing a glass of wine te twenty minutes is strapped to get you tipsy, and drunkenness is infrequently a good date look.

A Long Very first Date?

But don’t make your very first date too long, either.

Recently, I went out on two very first dates, both seven hours long. Yes, seven hours. That’s almost a utter workday! It wasgoed toooo long, and I should have learned that from seven-hour-date-#1.

There is a positive, tho’ — seven hours is certainly long enough to figure out if you have enough to talk about, or if you permanently revert to a singular topic… say, the benefits of green tea or heaven forbid, politics. Maybe you did not realize that your date is a oorlogszuchtig vegan while the only vegetable you love on a regular poot is the tomato slice on your bacon dual cheeseburger. Or perhaps the stud you went out with is such a cycling fiend that can’t shut up about this hobby, and every single conversation comes back to a rail he merienda took, or something about his bicycle that he finds special. Meantime, the last time you loved a bike rail you were 11 years old.

If the topic bores you now, it’s not likely to become any more interesting straks. Please take my word for this. Better to find out sooner rather than zometeen, before you start having fantasies of setting his bike on fire.

An Hour and a Half is Fine

For a very first date, reminisce the rule of Smooch: keep it plain, stupid.

You will know instantly if there is some chemistry inbetween you two. And one and a half hours is indeed all you need to figure out if that chemistry can sustain itself through date #Two. It’s excellent if you two determine to extend the date to the three- to four-hour mark. But merienda you get to hours four and five, if you’re not feeling the snuggle or hug factótum and moving toward that, it’s most likely not going to toebijten for you two. And the longer you spend together, the greater the chance one of you will bumble into an awkward vleierij. So end the date accordingly.

Te other words, imagine yourself spil Goldilocks… the date length should be juuust right.

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