First Date Dos and Don'ts

Be honest, be real — but, whatever happens, don’t be afraid. Our dating expert is here to help.

By Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW

About Sherry Amatenstein

Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW, is the author of Love Lessons from Bad Breakups and Q&A Dating Book. She runs dating seminars around the country and does private coaching — not to help singles marry in 60 days, but to uncover their blocks. She has given relationship advice on the Early Show, Regis, Inside Edition, CBS News, VH1, BBC, and many other programs. Her philosophy is that the most important relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself.

Originally published on, November 2008.

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