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You think the hard part is over — you’re with an amazing person, and you want to share every aspect of your life with them. Introducing them to your friends seems like the next logical step, but it’s harder than you’d imagine. You want to meet their friends, but you’re nervous. Here are a few tips on how to get comfortable around your partner’s friends.

Prep

Have your partner prep you, almost like a celebrity being prepped for an interview or for a photo shooting as the one where Ariadna Gutierrez Miss Universe 2015 Poses Nude – Ximage. It might seem silly, but getting talking points from your partner will help! Talk to your partner about their friend’s backgrounds and discuss things you all may have in common. Learn what you can so you can relate.

Double Date

If any of your partner’s friends are taken, try going out on a double date. You’ll be able to socialize one-on-one — this will help you feel more comfortable, and you may make a few friends, too. Be sure to have your partner filter out the couples with partners you may not get along with, it could end up being pretty awkward.

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by Hayley Quinn on September 29, 2011

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5 Tips for First Kiss Success

by Online Dating on September 29, 2011

You’ve asked them out, and you had a great date — what next? The first kiss can be nerve-racking and exhilarating, but it can also end in disaster if you’re not careful. Here are 5 tips to make your first kiss a success.

Good Breath

Captain Obvious, here! This wouldn’t be a proper first kiss tips list without a lecture on good breath. Nothing is worse than terrible breath when you go in for that first smooch. If you’ve gone on a dinner date, try to stay away from fragrant foods with garlic, unless both of you have garlic. Carry a tin of mints or minty gum with you to ward off any evil smells — share some with your date, too!

Privacy

You don’t need to be locked away in a back room for your first kiss, but your date will appreciate a bit of privacy. If you’re in a public place, it’s simple enough to find a spot that’s not completely crowded. Slip off to some place that will find the two of you alone, and take in the scenery. You could even go on a walk or a drive if you want to really get away from it all.

The Right Moment

You just know when the moment is right for a first kiss. If the conversation stops and your eyes lock, it may be the right moment for your first kiss. Just as you feel the right moment, you should be able to recognize when it’s the wrong moment for a first kiss — avoid a moment that could turn into something awkward. If you gaze into your date’s eyes and lean in slowly, you’ll get your answer right away whether or not your date’s ready for the kiss. Pay close attention to their body language throughout the date, and before you go in for the kiss.

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4 Tips for a Smooth Break Up

by Online Dating on September 27, 2011

Ending a relationship can be a difficult time, no matter the reason — you just might not be into him or her anymore, or they might have done something wrong. Here are a few tips on how to make your break up go smoothly.

Do It In Person

When ending a relationship, despite how it all went, give your partner the respect they deserve by breaking up in person. No phone, email, texts, or leaving a message. Breaking up in person can be more nerve-racking, but do the right thing.

“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

The phrase is cliched, so the tip here isn’t to necessarily say it, but to make it clear why you’re breaking up. If you’re just not that into your date, then it really is about you. If they’ve done something to push you away, then be honest about why you’re breaking up. Things can get complicated if you leave things hanging, because your date may feel like things aren’t final.

Mixed Signals

Speaking of final, you need to tie things up for a smooth break up. Don’t give your date any hope that you’re getting back together. Don’t send contrary signals by maintaining contact through email, texting, or calling them. If getting back together in some way isn’t the message you want to convey, make it very clear that you do not want to date again — be very transparent in your actions and words post-break up.

Focus and Reflect

No matter whether you initiate the break up or not, it’s not an easy thing to go though. It can be draining, so take some time to reflect on the relationship and see it as a learning experience. Take the lessons learned and apply them to your next love interest. While you’re at it, focus on the good times you had and most of all, stay positive.

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