They can be nerve-wracking, exciting and, if they go well, they can be the start of something truly great.But what, exactly is it that makes a date ‘go well?
In fact, a study at the University of Florida found that you shouldn’t wait longer than 17 to 23 days before testing your spark in real life; those who stall can end up creating an idealized image of their date in their heads that reality can struggle to live up to.
It’s 2014, no one makes phone calls anymore — text messages come first, it’s just standard protocol.
Having proper text etiquette is like making a good first impression, and you only get one shot to ignite a potential flame.
If, for example, a man who has a moustache gets in touch with a woman who says she doesn’t like beards, he needs to play things carefully!
Generally, putting things in writing demands greater care than spoken communication - and the speed and ease of email can be both seductive and deceptive.