A tight hug means dating

11 Jan

Eye contact is crucial; it may be the most important kind of "physical contact" on a first -- or any -- date.

Do women expect a goodnight kiss after a first online date (assuming it went well), or is a friendly hug the standard until date number two?

I know that I can't read my dates' minds, but nobody taught me the basic etiquette and I feel like I've been very withdrawn as a result.

Lack of eye contact makes you look insecure, indifferent, or uninterested, and is a big turn-off. To kiss or not to kiss at the end of a date As for the age-old dilemma, "to kiss or not to kiss," if you're having trouble reading your date's cues or you can't tell whether a kiss would be appropriate or not, it's always best to err on the side of caution on a first date, especially with someone you've met online. A kiss on the first date can definitely be sexy, though, especially if it's a really great first kiss that leaves her wanting more (i.e., you don't get too grabby or sloppy).

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And then there's the conversation and wondering what topics are appropriate and what you should avoid talking about. (No, but keep it short.) Will she think you're being too forward if you tell her you like her dress?

(No, but there are probably better ways to compliment her.) It's a lot to think about!

Dating is kind of scary in general, particularly the online variety where every first date is, for all intents and purposes, a blind one.