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5 Chat Topics To Avoid On A First Date

Couple on a first date

Before you embark on meeting up with the sexy stranger you’ve been flirting with and chatting to on the UK’s busiest phone chat line, it’s highly recommended that you consider your potential chat topics. What you chat about on a first date can greatly influence the perception of you that the other person gets, and lead to dating success or failure.

You’ll naturally want to impress your date with your personality, sense of humour, and communication skills. While it’s definitely a good idea to have a repertoire of chat topics, to ensure that the conversation is relaxed and flowing, there are some hot topics that are best avoided…

  1. Dating & Romance Failures

You’ve been busy chatting, texting and flirting with someone who caught your eye on Chat2Date’s instant and totally anonymous 24/7 chat line, and now you’re keen to get to know this person better. Exploring common ground and shared experiences is usually where most people start, when trying to build rapport and a connection with someone they like.

As you’ve met on a flirt and date chat line, it makes sense to talk about each other’s past romantic experiences. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with briefly mentioning previous dates who’ve been on, provided that it’s not an endless list. Going into detail and describing past first date disasters, and your impressive ability to pick losers, should also be avoided. Your date also doesn’t want to hear the horror stories and dysfunctional dramas about how crazy your ex was. Save the complaining for conversations with your friends.

A first date is a prime opportunity to get to know someone new without having to dredge up your entire relationship history. Focus instead on discussing your ambitions in life, and your bucket list.

  1. Money

Talking about money is superficial and can make people feel instantly uncomfortable and awkward. Money talk can give the impression that you’re financially motivated (not a good way), or label you a gold digger. If someone’s solvency status is important to you, check out your date’s clothes and grooming habits for hints and clues of their wealth.

First date banter should be light and fun, so swap a serious subject for a topic that makes you smile and laugh. Talk about your favourite comedy shows and movies, and share tales of funny experiences you’d had that will make your date laugh out loud.

  1. Controversial Stuff

There’s no quicker way to spoil the mood on a first date than by bringing up controversial matters like religion and politics. Everyone has unique beliefs and personal values, but a first date is not the occasion to explore these. To avoid having a heated debate, swerve these topics – unless you have a day job as a member of the clergy or a politician, and you have a juicy piece of hot gossip to share.

If you love controversy, talk about subjects that you know really well, and your unusual hobbies. Your date will find it fascinating learning all about something they’ve never experienced.

  1. Sex

If you’re been flirting outrageously on the UK’s busiest phone chat line, there’s a high probability that your banter has had sexual undertones. When you met in person for the first time though, it’s best to skip talking about sex. Talking about it increases the possibility of ending up in bed and having a one-night stand. If you’re keen on this person, that spur-of-the-moment experience may scupper your chances of a second date.

If you don’t want your date to run a mile, don’t chat about your promiscuous past, one-night-conquests and long list of sexual fantasies. Reserve the flirtation for your eye contact and body language, and talk about art, music, travel, and other things you are equally passionate about instead.

  1. You

Yes, it’s great that you’re awesome, super confident and have high self-esteem, but endlessly talking about yourself will make your date feel that you don’t really have time for anyone else. Listening to someone’s self-adulation quickly kills the conversation, and extinguishes any chemistry or spark that may have been igniting.

Create an air of mystery about yourself, and increase your date’s interest in you, by turning the tables and showing undivided attention. Make them feel special by asking thoughtful questions, and actively listening. By the end of your date, they will have a higher opinion of you than if you had babbled on for hours and made the conversation all about you.

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Cheap and Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Rather than going out for a fancy dinner, we think these date ideas are great for something a little different, especially if you’re on a budget!

Have a movie marathon.
When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of classic rom-coms but you can adapt to what you both like! Watch some of your favourite films, or catch some newer ones, go wherever the mood takes you! You can snuggle up in bed or on the sofa with blankets and snacks for a romantic evening together.

Cook dinner together.
You don’t need to cook anything fancy, find out what meal you both love and cook it together. It’s a great chance to bond and show off your cooking skills and also learn new ones.

Take a romantic walk and/or have a picnic.
No matter where you live there are likely to be lovely walks to go on, be it along the promenade of the seafront, in a park or in the countryside. Weather permitting you could even incorporate a picnic. Take some snacks and some wine and a blanket and sit somewhere with a nice view and enjoy each other’s company.

Have an indoor picnic.
More than likely the weather in February isn’t going to be ideal for an outdoor picnic, especially in the evening if you’re both working so arrange an indoor picnic instead! Put a blanket on the living room floor, get some finger food and some wine and just enjoy being with each other. There’s less pressure than having a dinner together and not much preparation required.

Organise a game night.
This could either be on a console or with traditional board games – or both! You can challenge each other in 2-player games on your console or play some traditional board games together. You could even combine this with forfeits for the loser!

Visit a museum or art gallery.
If you both enjoy similar things, why not visit a local museum or art gallery? There are all sorts of different types so there’s likely to be something you can both enjoy. A lot of these are also free so it doesn’t need to cost much. There’ll be plenty of talking points so if you’re in a newer relationship it’ll give you a chance to learn about each other as well as whatever you’re looking at.

Go Geocaching.
Get a geocaching app and go on an adventure together!
Navigate your way around the local area and find cleverly hidden containers and sign the log book.
There might be things to trade or just things to look at but either way you can have fun hunting together.

Share a home spa day.
You don’t need to go to an actual spa in order to relax. Light some candles, put on some relaxing music and trade massages. This can be a really romantic way to connect with your partner with the added bonus of being totally relaxed at the end of it.

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Festival Season – Summer of Love!

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Festival season is finally here and there’s nothing like great live music playing out, as the sun sets on a warm summer’s day to bring two people together.

Check out our pick of some of the best festivals happening around the UK and take someone on a date they’ll remember this summer!

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Festivals

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If Party Leaders Had Dating Profiles – Nick

As election fever hits, for a bit of fun, we’ve imagined what the dating profiles would look like for party leaders. Fancy a date with Nick?Nick

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If Party Leaders Had Dating Profiles – Ed

As election fever hits, for a bit of fun, we’ve imagined what the dating profiles would look like for party leaders. Fancy a date with Ed?

Ed

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If Party Leaders Had Dating Profiles – Nige

As election fever hits, for a bit of fun, we’ve imagined what the dating profiles would look like for party leaders. Fancy a date with Nige?Nige

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If Party Leaders Had Dating Profiles – Dave

As election fever hits, for a bit of fun, we’ve imagined what the dating profiles would look like for party leaders. Fancy a date with Dave?

Dave

 

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5 Great Places To Meet Singles In Essex

Top 5 places to meet singles in Essex
Top 5 places to meet singles in Essex

Looking for somewhere new to meet other singles in Essex? Give these top 5 places a go!

1. Faces
Known as the most exclusive nightclub in Essex, it certainly won’t disappoint. With its chic ambience and opulent décor, Faces attracts a variety of celebrity clientele, from TV stars to footballers.
You will be spoilt for choice with 6 bars and 2 rooms of music with VIP tables available, so if you’re looking for a sophisticated venue to meet some new people whilst dancing to some of the most popular tunes then head over to Faces for a great night out.
458-462 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6LE

2. Dance Parties Plus
Set in a number of locations across Essex, Dance Parties Plus organise fantastic party nights for over 30s in stunning venues.
Most parties are held on Friday nights but keep an eye out for the occasional Saturday party if those are more suited to you.
If you like to dance to excellent music in stunning venues and want to meet other singles whilst doing so, then one of these lavish parties is the place to go.
Various locations

3. Essex Wildlife Trust
The Essex Wildlife Trust holds regular Volunteer Work Parties which offer superb opportunities to meet new people whilst helping the local wildlife.
These events are more suited to people who have a bit of extra time on their hands as they generally run on weekdays.
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Grays, Essex, RM16 6RG

4. Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre
There are a number of activities to take part in at Riverside, including ice skating clubs, swimming clubs and diving clubs, so if you’re looking to meet people and take up a new hobby then look no further.
Riverside also includes a gym and offers a range of fitness classes suitable for all abilities.
Clubs are held on many evenings throughout the week so why not try a few!
Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG

5. Hike Essex
Enjoy walking and want to meet likeminded people? Hike Essex is an established walking group that organise walks every weekend as well as regular socials and weekends away.
They are part of the Ramblers Association so if you join you can attend any of the events.
Midweek evening walks are also available between spring and autumn, creating something to suit everyone. So put on your walking shoes and join them this weekend!
Various locations

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