"I think if a chap is inviting you out for dinner it's polite for him to pay for that for the first two dates," she told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
“You never want to enter quicksand territory by talking about previous relationships beyond a short 45-second sound byte,” she says.
“If you find yourself entering this slippery slope, kick yourself under the table, bite your tongue, and immediately project forward.” If you accidentally veer into this topic, here’s how to turn it around: “…and she was smart and kind-hearted, and I can tell you are very smart and extremely warm-hearted.
It’s comes off as very one-sided and unfair.” So if you don’t want to talk about your childhood, job history, religion, or political views, simply don’t ask your date about these topics—although Andersen is quick to point out that talking about these things early on is often to your benefit. Speaking of not saying things, here are some secrets it’s alright to keep from your partner.
“A ‘power play’ move would be to open up about yourself first and then volley back, asking your date the same question that you just revealed about yourself,” she says.
The key here is to learn to balance your IQ with your EQ. Invite your date to open up about themselves through your thoughtful and poignant conversation.
Express some vulnerability and you will be well on your way to finding a meaningful relationship,” she adds.
For that, I am thankful to be getting to know you tonight.” Bring it from the past to the present, and then move on to the next subject, ASAP.
And for even more great dating advice, here’s how to impress any woman.
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