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A leading matchmaker has revealed the eight mistakes that men and women are making when it comes to their first date.
Australian psychologist Yvonne Allen said she has witnessed the increasing challenges men and women experience when trying to find love.
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'First dates are really important and often only give you the one chance to set the right impression and make an impact that will help you to progress to a second date,' Yvonne told FEMAIL.
'While we all try to be on our best behaviour, sometimes, we can do off-putting things without even realising it.'
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To assist people in their quest for love, Yvonne shared a list of things men and women should avoid doing on a first date - and how to ensure you score a second one.
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Yvonne said this is a 'big turnoff' for women so if the date is being held at an upscale restaurant they should wear a smart suit with a well-ironed shirt.
'Take time to check your accessories ensuring cuff links, ties, watches and belts match and look good,' she said.
'Women - Progress - Date - Food - Intake
'Women don't like being monitored or feel like you are monitoring the progress of your date, food intake or other metrics,' she said.
Everyone has a history and has had relationships and Yvonne said this should never be raised on a first date.
Conversation - History - Interests
Instead, steer conversation away from asking about dating history - and focus on shared interests.
'Interrupting a date to take a phone call is rude and disrespectful, phones should be off the table,' Yvonne said.
'Unless - Call - Occupation - Excuse
'Unless you have to be on call because of your occupation, you have no excuse.'
She also said men should avoid talking at length about their occupation and make sure they don't disrespect the woman's industry.
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