By Sierra Marquina
Author of dating advice book It’s Okay to Sleep With Him on the First Date: And Every Other Rule of Dating, Debunked Andrea Syrtash phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to explain her book as well a offer more dating advice.
The author shares: “Here’s the thing, the book title is not you should sleep with him on the first date. But it is okay. We’ve interviewed so many couples who have married after hooking up on the first date [but] basically the core message of our book is you shouldn’t trust rules, you should trust yourself.”
Andrea furthers when it comes to dating, “in love and romance you have to take risks.” “Rules prevent you from taking risks. Rules make you second guess everything and love is not linear you don’t follow a formula x, y, z and then boom you’ll meet the guy, that’s not how it works,” she adds.
So now that you’ll be throwing the rule book out the window, what are some things that are okay to do?
Andrea says googling your date prior to the date is fine, granted “we all E-stalk a little bit, [so] the key is to not bring it up on your date.” Adding, first dates don’t have to dinner. In fact, the author thinks dinner is a horrible idea.
“I absolutely suggest [cocktails]. I think dinner…is a horrible idea for a first date…cocktails, happy hour, [mean] you are in and out. [There's] good lighting, good prices, good buzz. Good idea. You can have fake plans to run off to after or your night may have opened up.”
For more from Andrea, listen to the full interview above and get your copy of Andrea’s book here!
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