I’ve Never Been On a Real First Date. What Are Your Tips?

Gina Stewart

Written by: Gina Stewart

Gina Stewart

Gina is the owner of Expert Online Dating. As an online dating consultant, she helps men and women maximize their online dating experiences to get more dates. You can visit her website, www.ExpertOnlineDating.com, for more information or to contact her.

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Reader Question:

I have never been on a real first date. I would like to know what are some good tips for going on the first date, and when is the right time to have sex?

-TJ (Michigan)

Gina Stewart’s Answer:

Some of the easiest ways to have a great first date is to have an activity you can both take part in. An activity like bowling allows you to have something to do should conversation ever lag.

You’ll still want your activity to allow you to be able to talk because first dates are very important for getting to know a person.

It’s always a good idea to keep a few questions you’d like to ask your date in your mind in case you ever need ways to keep a conversation going.

Sex is a great thing, but it is no joke. You can get pregnancies, diseases and crazy emotions involved. You should have sex only when you feel absolutely emotionally ready, comfortable and prepared for all the scary parts sex can bring.

You and your partner both must be prepared to talk about how you’ll be smart about your actions and how you’ll face any potential consequences. If this seems weird, then it’s a good sign you’re not ready to have sex.

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