Volume XI of the Dating Instruction Roundup is out! What pieces of wisdom will this month bring? Look to these snapshots for quick, no nonsense tips that get right to the heart of the matter…a dating instruction roundup, if you will.
Summer is creeping up on us and things are heating up out there! This month we’re focusing on an article from last July that many of our readers found particularly useful: Matchmaker Says: How To Make The First Move, where an expert panel of Matchmakers took on the first move topic and offered up their best advice.
Enjoy these first move quick tips:
Matchmaker Christina Han:
Consent is sexy! The question “Can I kiss you?” asked with the right intonation and eye contact is killer.
Tawkify VP Marketing & Sales (and Certified matchmaker), Michele Presley weighs in:
Personally, I’ve always been partial to the reaching out for the hand, other hand under the elbow, softly and then leaning in from the side for a lingering (just a moment longer than friend zone) cheek kiss after 1st date approach. He’s expressing interest and wants a second date, but isn’t assuming it will happen. It’s an invitation that says so much, but keeps it classy.
Matchmaker Liana Afuni:
Every personality is different – I think the only advice I can give is to be perceptive of a persons body language, let things unfold organically, and respect your date’s boundaries…
Also, be mindful that cultural background, as well as dating history could also clue a person into how fast/slow they should move-in expressing interest and intimacy.
Matchmaker Laura Martin:
I know so many women who feel confused or frustrated at the end of a date when a guy doesn’t make the move so if the date has been going well and you feel a connection I think you should go for it. The lingering moment at the goodbye is always a good time, so don’t rush through that part and miss your window. Say goodbye, you had a great time, reach for the hand and if she isn’t rushing away she is most definitely waiting for you to kiss her!