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Dating tips for you

( Dating in your 20s is such a terrifying but exciting time. Make the most out of it and heed the advice of those who have been there and done that.

Exude confidence on your first date

This is easier said than done, but showing confidence inspires your date, too. The more confident you feel about yourself while on your first date, the more honest you will seem, which should up your chances for a second date.

You CAN be picky

People often think that they shouldn’t pass up on dates because they might not come again. Taking the leap and giving it a shot are great, but it’s also important to keep your standards. Dating fatigue is a real thing, and the more frogs you kiss while in search of your Prince or Princess, the sooner you will tire of it all.

Pace yourself

Again, there’s no need to rush. No need to go all in when you’re still in the getting-to-know-you phase of the relationship. Just enjoy their company and have a good time. If the relationship is meant to go to the next level, it will happen naturally.

It’s okay to make the first move

Boys and girls, it’s 2020. You can ask whoever you want, whenever you want. The fear of rejection is going to be strong, but forge on ahead, anyway. The only way to find out if your bravery will be rewarded is if you actually make your move.

Go easy on the labels, but do have one!

Labels are very important. You might not care about labels, but know that one day, they willmatter in defining your relationship—and it may be sooner than you think.

Commitment is a two-way street

Don’t be that person who immediately updates their Facebook status to “In a Relationship” without confirming with the other person.

It’s okay to reschedule

If you don’t feel like going out on a particular day, then don’t. You can always reschedule.

Manage your expectations

You are in your 20s: there’s still a lot of room to grow, and the same goes for whoever it is you’re dating. Don’t expect it to progress from dating, to being in a relationship, to being together forever overnight. Relationships take work, so put in the work.

You can be in a relationship with yourself and it’s totally fine

Don’t feel pressured about your inactivity in the dating scene. Take the time to enjoy being single because time to get to know yourself is important, too.

Just be yourself

Yes, it’s a cliché; but, really, if you think about it, you’re not the only one nervous about going out on a date—your partner is, too. The more authentic you are about how you present yourself, the more relaxed the date is going to be.

Whether you’re the type who’s hot and passionate or cool and laid-back, the same rules apply. However, you can make your own moves, too. Have the confidence to get closer to the person you like by starting with an inviting smile and fresh breath. Yo can achieve both with Closeup, available in Red Hot for that Intense Freshness, and Menthol Fresh for that Cooling Freshness.