You also need to know about how the other person feels about kids, (yes, no, number, who raises them) lifestyle locations, (city, suburbs, country, nomad) marriage, (soon, later, never) religion, (same, different, important, not important) family, (close, absent, involved) recreation, (outdoorsy, night life, traveler, sporty…) Those things can be discovered when you’re dating already.
Some other ways to find out more about the person you’re dating is to take a Myers Briggs personality test, the Strengths Test in Now Discover Your Strengths or go to or and create a fictional profile, answering all the questions together.
To calm yourself and get ready to have a great time on your date, try these stress-busting techniques.
To relax before a date or any other potentially anxiety-ridden experience, try square breathing: Inhale to the count of four, hold to the count of four, exhale to the count of four, and hold for four.
From Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition By Joy Browne Dating doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking, but it does require preparation.
You must do some up-front soul searching to make sure you’re ready to be honest, open, and attentive.
Here are some hints: Dating doesn’t have to turn your nerves upside down.
Learn to manage your stress and make it work for you.
Here are some things to remember when you’re part of the online dating pool: Our lives are defined by technology, and the dating scene certainly has changed because of it.
The Internet, social networking sites, and cell phones are ubiquitous, but you have to use each of them with caution when you’re meeting potential dates and going on dates.
And you should remember that a date is just a date — and it can actually be fun!
Whether your long-term goal is to get married and start a family or to set sail around the world in a sailboat built for two, you start in the same place: on a first date.
(Below are more serious questions) After you meet a girl/guy and while you are establishing a friendship, you should get answers to these questions before you start dating. They reveal a lot about what that person expects, and what that person is looking for in terms of their dreams, their spouse, their leisure time, and their ideals. In an ideal relationship, what would you spend the majority of your time doing?