Cherry Goes and Does It Well (VOD Hidden Gem)February 17, 2011
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Cherry Goes Dating (BBC America)
As a reality aficionado (don’t judge), it takes a lot (or a lot of No My God moments) to impress me. Cherry Healey is a British writer and TV personality that focuses on Women’s Issues (I had to look her up) which frightened me given the amount of scary women’s Issue focuses there are out there.But in this WELL CRAFTED, very thoughtful mini-doc, Cherry really does focus on women’s issues and not the usual “what women do wrong.” It is riveting.
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1. For a first date, only meet for a drink. If it goes well you can suggest dinner but if it's not going well you can say you're meeting friends and leg it without hurting their feelings!
2. Don't meet too close to where either of you live. Meet half way so there's less chance of bumping into each other afterwards!
3. Tell three of your mates/members of family where you are going and what you are doing.
4. Sounds a bit extreme but ask a friend to call you an hour after the date has started - not only is it super safe but if the date is really bad you have an excuse to leave! Be warned that if you do this it's pretty obvious!
5. Don't buy anything new for the first date. If it's a wet squid you will feel really annoyed at having spent the money. Save the hot new LBD for date no.2.
6. Just be yourself. Don't try and impress with white lies - better to find out if he likes the real you, right at the start.
7. If you didn't like your date, let them know gently the next day. Always practise good dating karma as one day it might be you on the receiving end!
8. If a guy has the courage to ask you out - be kind!! Boys might be the ones that often do the asking but it's just as scary for them.
9. If you're online dating, be picky about who you actually go on a date with. It's easy to run out of enthusiasm after the 10th bad date.
10. Enjoy the process! You'll be in a relationship arguing about socks and bills quicker than you can say 'it's not you, it's me.'
Source: BBC UK