Wednesday, November 13

Cuffing Season: Tips for a Successful First Date

Hot boy summer is gone, but not forgotten. As the temperatures start to drop and the days get
shorter, dating slumps might be hitting us a little harder than usual. If you’re getting back into the
dating scene, use these steps to be fully prepped for #CuffingSeason.

1. Get to know your date.
  Most people — 75% of women and 59% of men check out their date on social media before a first date.
 Use social media as a tool to get to know your date beyond what’s in their Tinder bio.
 Reference it if you need to break any awkward silences, but don’t be creepy!
 For example, if you saw that they went recently went camping, maybe ask if they like the outdoors.

2. Location is everything
 The first date is your opportunity to get to know that person and for them to learn more about you.
 Find a quiet restaurant or bar that has areas where you can escape the noise.
 Don’t meet in a nightclub where you are doing more shouting than communicating.

3. Present your best self
 It’s okay to be nervous, but make sure to smile and be positive and friendly.
 Prioritize personal hygiene, get a fresh haircut and use an acne treatment to prevent any breakouts before the date.
 Put on your favourite outfit, but don’t overdress for the occasion.

4. Chivalry is NOT dead
 Bring manners A game — make sure to open the door for them and walk them to their car/uber after the date
 Keep the phone usage to a minimum, you don't want them to think you're uninterested

5. Get a good night’s rest
 Being well-rested will make you feel more talkative and energetic during your first date.
 First impressions are everything, so try not to come hungover or sleep-deprived.

Whether you love it or hate it, cuffing season is upon us. Buckle up and use these tips to help
you make the most out of your first dates and hopefully find someone to keep you warm.

Photo by Andre Furtado from Pexels
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels


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