It quickly occurred to me the other day that I was way off my 10-year plan. For one, I fully planned on being married (and maybe even divorced) by the time I turned 23. Guess what?! I turn 23 in September and I can’t even hold down a steady relationship? This may also have to do with me feeling guilty about a good meal and sleeping with a man as a way of thanking him (sorry mom).
First Date Jitters [via]
I think I may have just figured out why I haven’t even been proposed to yet. A new study by AXA shows that you have only 12 minutes to get the person sitting across from you to feel impressed. That’s right. You only have about 12 minutes. Out of 2,000 people surveyed, they found out that a majority of people will judge a date within the first few minutes.
What’s the most important? Apparently, people will judge you based on your eyes, smile and tone of voice. If that’s not some serious pressure, I don’t know what is. Oh, by the way, if you have bad breath or your body odor isn’t working, you probably won’t be getting a second date. They also found that 25% of people really take the tone of your voice into account. If you don’t sound right, you probably won’t get a second date either. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power and so do 1 in 20 people surveyed, who researched their dates prior to meeting.[h/t EliteDaily]