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3 things you should know if you've never dated before

Maybe a highly demanding career left you with no time for a social life. Perhaps the only person you've ever loved was your childhood sweetheart, so you never really did the whole dating thing. A lack of confidence, feeling anxious or simply not being ready could also be why you've never dated before.

Whatever the reason, you're definitely not alone. Getting to know someone can be even more daunting when you're completely new to the dating game, so here are a few things that should give you the confidence to arrange your first ever date with that person you've been messaging on BYBER.

It's OK to be nervous

It's natural for even the most experienced daters to be nervous the first time they meet someone. Remember that no matter how cool, calm and collected your date may seem, they'll no doubt have a few jitters too. Just let the conversation flow, stick to easy subjects like favorite music or where you grew up, and don't worry about any awkward silences – there's bound to be a couple on a first date!

Just be yourself

Don't obsess over what the other person will be thinking about what you're wearing and how you're coming across. You want someone to like you for who you are, which means feeling completely comfortable with them without putting on an act. Just be yourself and if they don't like it, it doesn't matter – someone else will.

Don't take rejection too seriously

Getting rejected is all part of the dating game, so don't take any knock backs to heart; after all, you probably won't meet the right person straightaway. So if you get a message saying they'd just rather be friends, they cool off after what you thought was a great date or (the lowest of the low) you never hear from them again, don't let it crush your confidence. The best approach to disappointment is to not take things too seriously. Brush it off and get right back on BYBER. 

BYBER Team 😉

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