In her article on what to wear on a first date, dating expert and blogger for Stylecaster, Chiara Atik says that clothing is a strong factor in determining if you are suited to each other, if you want to your date to see your true personality then your outfit should represent that.However, labels and trends are unimportant as long as you feel comfortable in your outfit, for example if you don’t usually wear high heels, then don’t start wearing them for the date.Then for an extra precaution you could check in with your friend a few hours into the date to let them know all is well.Ultimately, trust your instincts, if you feel like something if off, excuse yourself and leave.
If you’re happy to go on the date, set it up so that you meet in a public place and tell a friend when and where you are going on the date.
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Not too soon as it may scare them away but if you’ve been chatting online regularly for a couple of weeks, ideally you should try to see them sooner rather than later.
In fact, a study at the University of Florida found that you should wait no longer than 23 days after your initial interaction.