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Secrets to Making Every First Date Less Awkward

03/13/17

By Emily Rekstis

The world is round. The sun always rises and sets. And first dates can be awkward. It's just the way of life. So what is it that makes first dates so weird? "Fear of the unknown, fear of being rejected," says Irene LaCota of dating site It's Just Lunch. While there are ways to make things less uncomfortable, even the concept of a first date leads to inevitable awkwardness. "You're so new to each other that you don't have any common ground yet," therapist Jill Whitney explains. "You're both aware that you're evaluating each other. You're both trying to strike a balance between making a good impression and being your authentic self. With all this going on, of course things can be awkward."

It can seem hard, maybe even impossible to avoid, but it's not. I talked to psychologists and relationship experts to get their secrets on how to truly release awkwardness and tension. Hopefully with these 10 secrets, both of you will be able to enjoy each other's company and conversation. Hey, it might even lead to date number two!

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This Valentine’s Day, politics is a minefield

02/17/17

By Mark Huffman

Back before the surprise outcome of the election, the dating site It's Just Lunch conducted a poll of its members to determine the impact politics had on romance. It was surprised to learn that one-third of respondents had experienced "a ruined date" because the subject of politics came up and one partner did not like the other's opinion.

About half of those in the survey said dating someone with a different political view might be fine in the short-run, but not for the long-haul. Thirty-eight percent of single women said they avoid dating men with "strong political views."

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Sexpert Dr. Ruth Reveals the Sex Myth She Wants to Bust Once and for All

02/01/17

By Marnie Sehayek

Are the internet and apps helping or hurting dating, sex and relationships?

I’m all for people using any media in order to not be lonely. I think a dating program like It’s Just Lunch is a great idea. But I want to warn people to be careful with the internet, because some people can say that they are 6 feet tall and look like a movie star — fitting for Los Angeles — but you don’t have any guarantee that people have been honest. Never meet someone for the first time in a secluded area. Meet in the lobby of a hotel or in any other public place.

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Looking for love?

01/17/17

interviewed by Kristi Capel

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Are you looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right? Gina Marciniak is a professional matchmaker from 'It's Just Lunch' and she says the secret to meeting the love of your life starts with looking at 'love' in a different way.

Fox 8's Kristi Capel learned more about the small adjustments you can make to the way you think that might help you find your match.

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Dating someone with opposite political views – Can it be done?

11/11/16

by Margaret Daykin

Could you imagine dating a Democrat if you are a Republican? Or being in a relationship with a Republican if you are a Democrat? Gina Marciniak is a professional matchmaker with 'It's Just Lunch' and she shared some tips with Fox 8's Natalie Herbick on how to navigate the dating scene in a tumultuous political environment.

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