It’s natural for 40- and 50-somethings returning to the world of dating to be nervous about meeting someone new for the first time. Sandy Weiner, dating expert and founder of, advises first-time daters on how to avoid the jitters. First, take a deep breath and keep it in perspective. It is natural to hope that your date will be a great match, but the whole point of a first date is simply to see if you want a second date. Remember that you are the chooser—you get to decide whether this person is a suitable match. Keep the conversation light…listen to the other person…and have fun!

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