Posted January 12, 2005
The third date is key. If you have one date, well, anything can happen once. If you go out twice, it could be a fluke. But the third date means you like it. If you find yourself in ominous category three, you may be a little freaked out. That's why I've put together the ultimate survival guide for The Third Date, guaranteed to get you to the next levelor, if you're so inclined, to help you escape:
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Great Date: Lightly mist this sweet-smelling fragrance on your neck. This new scentwith yummy plum notes for women and a warm wet-grass smell for guysagrees with almost everyone.
Great Escape: Bathe in the fragrance just before your date, and don't be surprised when your potential sweetie bails with an "emergency".
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Great Date: You either love Wes Anderson or hate his too-clever guts. That's why his movies are the best compatibility test ever. Bring it up in conversation and see how your date reactsyou'll learn loads about their sense of humor.
Great Escape: If your date says she's tired, look at her deadpan and say, "O.R. you?" Smile sardonically.
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Great Date: Wear it if you're a girl.
Great Escape: Wear it if you're a guy.