Don't line up six dates in one weekend - instead, focus on planning and getting excited for one great date with someone you're genuinely interested in.Your goal shouldn't be to cram in as many coffee dates as possible, because despite what you might have heard, dating isn't a job interview. So much of the reason why dating can be stressful is because so much is unknown.All of a sudden, your dating life has turned into work, and work sure is stressful from time to time, isn't it?
Quality over quantity will get you closer to love in the end. You don't know if you and your date will have chemistry, if there will be awkward silences and, in the case of a first online date, if they will resemble their photos or not. The best way to combat stress surrounding a first date is to plan ahead as best you can. Suggest a date-friendly location to meet at, for example a wine bar is always a better choice than a thundering nightclub, and check up on their prices and menu so you're prepared.
Next, consider the weather, as studies have shown rain or shine can have a distinct impact on your love life..to mention, it's important to know what temperatures to dress for!
But all the self-acceptance in the world doesn’t erase the fact that a herpes diagnosis creates ripple effects of shame and social isolation, and the fallout is especially pronounced when it comes to your dating life.“It’s good to have the conversation because there is a potential risk of transmission,” Cherrell Triplett, M.
D., an ob/gyn who practices at Southside OBGYN and Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana, tells SELF.
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