'Be just a hair late': Woman shares 11 rules for a first date

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A woman has gone viral on TikTok for revealing her first date rules.

The 25-year-old Brenna Berg, from Dallas, Texas, USA, has asked followers to take her advice for first dates, listing rules such as staying off of your phone during the meet-up, waiting three days before asking the other person out again, and not letting your date pick you up the first time you meet.

Brenna's 11 rules for a first date are:

1. Never have them pick you up.

2. Be 'just a hair' late.

3. Dates only on weekend nights.

4. Do not 'pen pal' beforehand.

5. Do not tell them your relationship expectations.

6. Thank them during the date.

7. Wait a minimum of three days before going on a second date.

8. Stay off your phone.

9. Don't get drunk.

10. Go in expecting friendship.

11. Have fun.

Do you agree with these rules? Let us know here.

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For rule number one, Brenna explains: "Have you ever met somebody for the first time; they get out of the car, they don't get out of the car? It's so awkward. No, you want to walk into the date.

"As for why you should be a little late, the 25-year-old says it's better to have that first impression moment where you're walking in to meet your date than to sit awkwardly waiting for them as they walk in. 

While followers agreed with many of her rules and reasoning, rule number four had people divided. While Brenna says you should not get to know too much about your date before meeting, many TikTok users found this bit of advice weird, saying that they prefer to know a little bit about the person they're meeting.

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Rule number ten, however, seemed most popular and had many virtually nodding in agreement. 

"I never went in like, 'This is going to be the love of my life'. I feel like you put so much expectation and you're nervous,' she explains, adding: "You just need to go in with confidence like: 'Ok, this is going to be fun, I'm just meeting a new person', and it can evolve from there."


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