Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.It can be hard to figure out what to ask without making it seem like you're interrogating your date.After all, the key to a good date is relaxed conversation, and the last thing you want is to recreate the beginning of this scene from But whether you're trying to fill an awkward silence or just trying to get to know your date better, we have you covered.He’s suddenly silent: you can’t kiss him if you are too busy talking.Of course he is a multitask monster, but I’m sure his mouth can’t handle both kissing and talking. It can be hard to stop talking when you are nervous!Unlike most college-aged kiddos, my sights were never set on studying abroad.I never dabbled with the idea of taking time off to backpack around Europe or do a gap year in Asia to find my zen.
Let’s be honest – browsing the wilderness of online dating can feel like sending your ego straight into a land mine field.
Look out for the small details that reveal how much he wants to seal the deal with a kiss before he waves goodbye.
Observe him well and avoid the awkward moment when you don’t know what to do when he finally walks you back home after the first date is over.
Most probably it’s a sign he wants to kiss you and he’s trying to find the guts to do it!
Don’t try to break the silence by changing the subject. He gets clumsy: if he suddenly stops to act like the cool guy you’ve met, if he’s confusing his words and make mistakes, it’s an undeniable sign that he wants to kiss you. If he keeps playing with his drink, or his watch or anything else during your first date, it’s not like he is bored.
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