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Even if you’ve been on hundreds of first dates, they never seem to get any easier, do they? Those first few minutes are always awkward and strained as you search to find something you have in common. You’ll be happy to know that this is so common that hundreds of books and websites have been written solely to give advice on how to break the ice during that first date.

Of course, more advice can’t hurt.

When you’re out on this first date, you might want to remember that you’re not the only one that’s nervous. If neither of you know each other, it’s going to be quite normal for the both of you to have some troubles talking at first. What you might want to do is have something immediately that you can talk about so that you don’t have to think about where to begin. You can even practice it if you want to.

Or you can do something that doesn’t involve a lot of talking first during your date – i.e. a movie – so that you both have something to discuss when you’re eating. Even if you don’t have anything else in common, you will have the movie.

The point of breaking the ice is to make you both comfortable enough to talk as though you’ve known each other for years or to talk enough to get to know each other a little better. And from there, you might continue the conversation on the next date.

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