Going on your first date as a teenager is going to be awkward no matter how much research you do. If you are a teenager you will have to accept the fact that your date will possibly jam-packed with silent moments, sweaty palms, and a couple of uncomfortable moments.
That is ok. Your date is feeling the exact same way. It takes a lot of experience being in the dating world before you feel relaxed. But, even with the most experience you will still be vulnerable to the awkward silences on a first date.
You just have to roll with the punches and not let the moments make you an edgy wreck.
If you are going on a first date after a divorce you may feel awkward or scared. You may be scared that you are going to get hurt again. You may feel awkward because it has probably been years since you have been a date.
You might feel like a teenager again going on his or her first date. This is normal for anyone going on a date after a divorce.
By this time you probably have lots of things to talk about; the only problem is deciding what to talk about exactly. With so much information bouncing around in your head you have to be careful not to try and talk about everything that has happened to you from the day you were born until this very moment. It is also not advisable to talk about your ex.
If your date asks questions about your ex and your divorce, then, by all means, tell your first date a little about your past relationship. You do not want to lie about the situation. But, you do need to try and refrain from talking too poorly of your ex.
With that being said, you also want to refrain from talking extremely highly of your ex. Your first date may believe you still have feelings for your ex if you are telling your first date all the good things about your ex.
On the other hand, if you are talking poorly of your ex, your first date may believe that you are still bitter about your divorce and not ready to be on the dating scene. Your first date does not want to feel like they are a rebound date.