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Everyone's doing it, but not everyone is getting lucky. Learn how to ace internet dating with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A public place to meet
- A friend
- An observant eye
- Realistic expectations
Meet in public
Meet in a public place with plenty of other people around.
Drive yourself to the date. Don't rely on the other person to give you a ride.
Tell a friend where you're going to be and for how long, and keep your cell phone with you.
Be prepared to meet someone who looks different than you expected. If your date misled you about their looks, you might not be able to trust them and should rethink dating them.
Refrain from drinking
Refrain from drinking too much. Getting drunk on your first date makes a bad impression and can be dangerous.
Be realistic. Keep the conversation light, have fun, and don't expect too much from the first date.
Assess the date
Assess the date and decide what your next step should be. If you hit it off, you may want to keep dating. But if you had no chemistry, keep looking for that special someone.