If you want to stay in control of the date and keep him interested then take it easy and don’t overindulge.If your date becomes your boyfriend then there will be plenty of opportunities for both of you to let your hair down.Don't be afraid "Don’t let fear stop you from trying new opportunities, and never think, ‘I can’t do that because I’m a woman’" said one woman, adding: "You will discover there are no limits to what is possible for you in life." Never be done with learning “Be a lifelong learner,” were the words of one woman.Set a balance between your brain and your heart “In your personal life and love life, trust your instincts – follow your heart, but always take your brain with you." “Spend your time with people who raise you up, not bring you down,” chimed another. Perhaps not as romantic as being told to live your dreams - what if my dreams involve wearing an overpriced and luxurious coat that I can’t afford?
This is a bit of a subconscious thing with men, and although we think we want to spend the night at your place after a first date, in the cold light of the morning after we will be relieved that it didn’t happen.
What we can do, however, is learn from those with a few years on us about what they wish they had done a little differently.
So, we asked women aged over 60 from the Sixty and Me online community to share what they think young women should know, and what they someone had told their younger selves.
But a guy will most likely be a little scared if you knock back a few shots before dinner.
Think carefully about inviting us back after a first date – Yes, we might well ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes.