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Yep, First Dates Are Awkward for Everyone

Colleen Stinchcombe

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I'm the Community Editor at SheKnows. My perfect day would be camped in the middle of nowhere, reading an excellent book and writing something true.

There's no real way to escape first-date jitters

Let’s be real: First dates can be awkward. Will they look like their profile photo? Did you miss any red flags in their bio? Did they even take the time to read yours? And do they just want to hook up, or do they want something real?

Real is the tricky part. It's why it can be so hard to strike a balance between putting our best selves forward and being authentic. That in and of itself is a recipe for awkwardness. This video explores the humorous and all-too-real awkwardness of meeting someone new. From the first date to the last, and every date in between, may we all embrace our awkwardness without shame so we can pursue the love (or fling) we deserve.

This post was sponsored by Vagisil®.

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