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Best of Sparks!: Eight Questions to Ask on a First Date, Part Three

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be featuring some of the most popular posts from the last six months of Sparks! I’ll see you back here in September, and in the meantime, have a fantastic summer!

You can always spot people on a first date by how awkward they are or how polite their behavior is. What if you could make a first date look like you’ve been together for months, simply by connecting on a deeper level right away? Forget your idea of what a first date should look like and stop worrying about the rules. Why? Because there aren’t any! There’s only you and the person sitting across from you.

You can actually choose to make each date extraordinary and special. You just need a few tools.
 This week’s Friday Takeaway is part-three of my month-long series Eight Questions to Ask on a First Date.

Last week I told you how to find out if he’s adventurous and how to suss out his goals in life. This week we’re discussing compatibility and relationship readiness. In other words, he may be a great guy, but is he compatible with you, and is he someone who’s actually ready to be in a serious relationship?

Believe it or not, there are quick and easy ways to discover this. Here’s how:

5. To Find Out If You’re Compatible

What gets you out of bed on the weekend? Compatibility is about you just as much as it is about him, so you have to do a self-quiz here first. What do you want or need from a relationship? Think about your goals, values, morals, outlook on life — and also things that are heart and soul based…

Read the rest here!

Much love and happy summering!
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