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Tips For Having a First Date Over FaceTime

9 Tips For Having Successful First Dates on FaceTime

Tips For Having a First Date Over FaceTime
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Single? No worries! In a time of social distancing and limited human contact, your dating life doesn't have to come to a complete halt. Google Hangouts, Zoom, BlueJeans, FaceTime, and countless other video chat options are here to help you take care of your romantic business. With enterprise-level software that's as seamless as it is secure, you can go on virtual first dates to ensure your love life can retain some normalcy in these trying times. And to make sure you're ready to jump into virtual dates and actually have good ones (we promise it's not as scary as it sounds), we've rounded up our top tips for a great date from behind a screen (and yes, we learned these tips from trial and error).

You know how seasoned runners say, "Nothing new on race day," meaning you shouldn't try a novel breakfast before your 5K or save a freshly purchased pair of socks for your marathon? Yeah, you've been training for this, too. You know what your body, mind, and surroundings typically are like on a first date, so make things as similar to regular dates as possible by setting the scene in your own home. Not sure what to wear? Or what to talk about to keep the conversation fun and light? We got you. Keep reading for our nine biggest tips.

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