A Double Date Can Take the Awkwardness Out of a First Date

Would you consider a double date? While everyone yearns to find that someone really special, not all of us are confident extroverts who find it easy to meet new people. Maybe you’ve just joined Antipodate, and have met someone online who you’d like to get to know better. If you’re a little shy about arranging a first date, why not consider arranging a double date?

If the thought of that first face-to-face meeting is daunting, remember that almost everyone will admit to being a little nervous in a first-date situation. But with a double date the responsibility of interacting and keeping up the conversation is shared between four people, making for a much more relaxed atmosphere without the strained silences that might arise between two naturally quiet people.

For a successful double date, it’s important to select the other couple carefully. An established couple who are comfortable together (rather than another pair of awkward first-daters) is a good choice, and you must be able to trust them to behave sensitively and avoid topics of conversation that might embarrass you or your date. Spend some time thinking about the date venue as well, and select a place that is good for a group of four rather than a couple.

A double date can be a great opportunity to get to know your date better in a more relaxed setting and, if things go well, your first date for two is likely to be less awkward.

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