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Top Dating Tips

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Dating sounds quite grown-up and you may be wondering what is expected of you. Do you hold hands on the first date? And do you hug or even kiss at the end of your date? The best advice is to take things slow, after all the most important part of the word ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ is ‘friend’ and that’s what you should be aiming to be before you become intimate with someone. When the time is right for kissing, you will know what to do naturally without it having to be pre-planned.

After spending weeks if not months plucking up the courage to ask that special someone out, you’re then left with the problem….what to do on your first date. Here are some ideas that might help:

  • The Aquarium - this will give you lots to talk about as you walk around
  • Bowling – excellent if you are not quite ready to be alone with your date
  • Crazy golf – fun and competitive
  • See a local band – great if you share the same taste in music
  • Be tourists – why not see what events are coming up in your home town
  • Ice-skating – a great way to get close as you hang on to each other to avoid tumbling over

Let your parents know you’re dating. Ok so they may tease you or raise an eyebrow but they have a responsibility to look after your well-being and need to know where you are and who you’re with. Why not ask if you can invite your date round one evening for dinner so they can get to know them a little better. Don’t be too upset if they insist on an ‘open door’ policy if you and your date go to your bedroom! Agree curfews too so there is no confusion as to what time you should be home.

Never be blackmailed or persuaded to do something you are not comfortable to do - even if your date uses the lines: “if you loved me, you would” or “if you don’t do this, I will break-up with you”. 

Tempting as it may be, your friends do not have to know all of the details of your relationship.

Make time to be with your friends when you’re dating someone. It’s totally understandable that you want to be with your date as much as you can but friends need attention too and in most cases will be around for many years.

Finally, don’t be too upset if you find after a while you and your date no longer share the same interests or even argue. Splitting up can happen to anyone and if it does, be the bigger person and accept it and move on with a view to remaining friends.

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some1

I have a bf and I love him smmm, I rly wanna meet with him on my own but I feel it would be awkward lol

SOME RANDOM PERSON

I go to a girls school so I never had a boyfriend and I never want one 😑😐

Replying to @Summer68

I think you should just tell them. I mean, what point is it in lying? They'll find out anyway, and I'd tell them rather than them find it out themselves ~Anonymous

Replying to @Someone [The someone that wanted a bf]

I'm a single pringle too! But anyway, here is my advice.. I know you might want a boyfriend, but what is the use of having one if you don't actually like him? I think as desperate as you may be, you should wait until you like a boy/girl. Don't just 'like' someone and ask them to be your boyfriend/girlfriend just for the sake of it. It just doesn't make sense. Wait for the right boy/girl that you actually want to ask out. Then do! And be confident about it too!! I could never do it, because I am soooo shy, but I bet you could!! C: ~Icy

E Z

Lol guys I’m 15 and still even haven’t had my first kiss.

A PERSON

I have a crush on one of my best friends, and he seems to kind of like me but I am not sure. What should I do?

Someone

I am not dating anyone but my dad has specifically said that I am not allowed to have a boyfriend- he dosent even like it when I talk to them! What should I do? I'm 11 and when I do want to date someone, what should I do?

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