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Summer QuickSTART: Get-it-together, then get together

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Step 4: Take It Offline

Okay, so now you’ve got a little action on Match.com. It’s time to step away from the computer and get out there and date. In this section, we give you some fun ideas about what to do when the emailing ends and the meeting-up begins.

Tip Sheet

Fab First Dates For Five Types

Reliable (but still good): coffee, smoothie place, wine bar, museum, lunch/dinner;

Creative: find favorite burger place in town, find oldest bar in town, wine tasting, walking tour of an historic district in town or old buildings, outdoor art festival, live music, comedy act, karaoke, champagne brunch, bird watching (with that bird watching iPhone app);

Athletic: meet for a run, bike ride, hiking, tennis, canoeing/kayaking, rollerblading;

Competitive/Fun: miniature golf, go-karts, pool, ping-pong, air hockey, video games;

Animal Lovers: discover a new dog park; find a bar/restaurant with an outdoor dog friendly patio.

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5 Questions That Will Make The First Date Your Last Date

I’ve already picked out my wedding dress. Want to see pictures?

So just what happened with your last boyfriend/girlfriend?

Is it two or three month’s salary you’re supposed to spend on a diamond?

Do you like children?

Want to have dinner with my parents?

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5 Questions That Will Turn A First Date Into A Second Date

What’s your favorite vacation or meal ever?

What did you do on your 21st birthday?

Who’s your favorite game show host?

Who was the first person you ever had a crush on?

Which Dr. Seuss book do you like most?

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Make Your Emails And First Dates The Same Length

So just how long should your first date be? If you’ve written a short email to ask someone out, make it a short "get-to-know-you" date over coffee. But if you’ve gotten to know someone over a series of emails, try a date that’s a little longer. After all, you’ve already figured out that you have plenty of stuff to talk about.

Turn Your Email Relationship into a Real Relationship

Just how long should you wait before you take it offline? Think sooner rather than later. So get to know each other quickly over email then get on to that first date and see if those sparks fly.

Great mobile apps that are great date helpers

1. Urban Spoon – Shake it and you get stirring restaurant recommendations.

2. Dictionary.com – After all, spelling counts.

3. People Celebrity Tracker – All the gossip you need for a great conversation.

4. Find a Starbucks coffee – Perfect for that first meeting!

Step 1: Your Perfect Profile

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Step 2: Search Made Simple

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Step 3: Emails That Click

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Step 4: Take It Offline

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