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I'm about to go on a first date'! What advice do you have to keep me safe?

Yay! Congratulations! A first date is a big step on the way to starting a real relationship. We're rooting for you 💕

Here are a few tips to help make sure you stay safe and have fun getting to know someone new.

  • Be safe. Arrange to meet in a public place like a café or pub ☕ – and don't give them your address just yet.
  • Take your time to get to know each other first! Take your time getting to know your date at your own pace.
  • Meet for a drink 🍹 first rather than a dinner: that way you can end the date quickly if you're not comfortable or you just don't click. You can always try something more original next time, or grab a bite to eat if things are going well.
  • Dress to please you. It's nice to look your best, but always be yourself. But don't go overboard: choose something comfortable and subtle that reflects who you are.
  • Be spontaneous. Don't overthink what you're going to say. You already know some of the things you have in common, so focus on those to start with.
  • Be relaxed It's natural to be nervous on a first date: remember your date is probably feeling the same way! If you get on, the nerves will soon disappear.

Need more advice? Why not ask Lara – our dating coach. She has tons of useful dating tips!

Match puts the safety of its users at the center of its concerns, which is why you will find a dedicated space with many tips, click here.

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