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Should Sex Be Included On a First Date?

How far is too far on a first date? First dates are intended to be a time for getting acquainted. A person should ask questions to learn about the likes and dislikes or maybe the hobbies and ambitions of his or her date. To expect more than this is too much. Try to make a first date about fun. Go to an amusement park or a zoo. The more public and activity-laden the better. The possibility for conversational lags is high. You need something to help break the ice and/or fill in the time. Find out if you even like this person or want to invest the time and possibly the cost of another date.

Touching is a good thing on a first date as long as it is kept on a friendship level. Anything beyond this may send signals that you did not intend. A tap on the arm or a light brush is normally considered not too forward by most people. Even a friendly hug if the opportunity seems appropriate would be acceptable. For a girl or woman to hold the man’s arm as they walk is a good thing if the date is going well. To lean a head on a shoulder except in a silly moment would be taken as a possible invitation to expect more. If a woman allows the front of her upper body to touch the arm of her companion as they walk would also be taken as an open door to go farther by most men.

The above tips can very well be found on a free dating app but it is you who has to implement everything as per the instructions given there in order to achieve success on your first date, which more often than not, ends up being a fiasco due to the couple getting off on the wrong foot, not quite helped by the shy, awkward feeling that both are feeling at such a tense moment and both becoming conscious of their behavior tends to make things worse.

Each step toward intimate behavior beckons for the next one to be taken. On a first date whether you are experienced sexually or not, this area needs to be approached with great caution. Not knowing how your partner will respond sometimes helps to keep things under control. This is an area of life where ignorance brings restraint, and knowledge can bring desire. The reality is that a first date is not the place to find out about the physical side of your date before you have had time to really explore the personality and life of the person.

First date sex is rarely brought on by attractions as much as it is by hormones. Before going on a first date, make whatever preparations you need to keep yours in check. Many opinions are formed on first dates. They tend to be lasting because if they are not good, there will not be another date to change them. Anyone worth keeping around will not expect sexual activity on the first date. Only predators go out looking to score without getting to know the other person. The risks of unpleasant outcomes including an STD is too great. You need the time of multiple dates and even better a more permanent commitment before taking this critical leap.

To keep from moving too far too fast, some simple concepts need to be applied. Remember that we prefer to go places that we are comfortable with. That is to say that if you have gone to edge of having sex with someone, you are much more likely to feel that the next step is a natural one to take with a familiar partner. As long as you can keep that familiarity at bay, you will not be as tempted to engage in sexual activity.

You need to decide ahead of time what your moral ground in this area is. Do you follow parental training, religious beliefs, or personal guidelines? Whatever it is, you need to review that before a first date and determine where the lines will be drawn and stick to them. This will give you restraint for yourself and the ability to say no to your date if the need arises.

Too often having sex on a first date can turn a potential relationship into a one-night stand. For a relationship to be built, trust, respect, and friendship must be established. All three of these are compromised by turning a first date into a sexual fling. Introducing too much alcohol, drugs, or too much private time can create an environment that will overwhelm your moral compass. On a first date, control is paramount. Control of the situation, your hormones, and the extent of the physical side of the date are always in the best interests of both parties.

Dane
About author

Dane Judd is a creative writer for SBI Marathon. She has been in the industry of communications for 5 meaningful years and counting. Aside from writing, Dane also loves to surf.
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