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In the world of virtual dating, it can be hard to think of ideas to go beyond 'hey' or 'hello', but nothing beats the chemistry of a good conversation to calm the nerves!

Have you ever matched with someone online and realised you have no idea what to say to them? Do you worry about setting a bad impression with the first thing you say? In the world of virtual dating, it can be hard to think of ideas to go beyond 'hey' or 'hello', but nothing beats the chemistry of a good conversation to calm the nerves! Your first (virtual) date should be lighthearted and a two-way street. The easiest way to do so is to ask questions that matter to you and check your partner's interest in the same. All in all, don't be afraid to be yourself, after all the aim is to find someone as like-minded (or goofy) as you are.

Having introduced people to their love stories for over two decades from all around the world, dating app OkCupid lists down five conversation starters that will get you and your date talking!

'What's something that you really want to do?'
Being able to uninhibitedly discuss your dreams, goals, and desires on a first date can be a terrific approach to get to know someone better. Your goals don't have to be strictly professional-sharing what you'd like to achieve, whether it's learning to play the guitar or mastering Italian cooking, might help your date gain a better understanding of your life and priorities. Break the ice with your partner and ask what they seek from their life and what they truly wish for. In fact, 34 per cent of daters on the platform find questions around the partners' goals, plans and wishes a good conversation starter.

black and white typewriter on green textile Your goals don't have to be strictly professional-sharing what you'd like to achieve. | Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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An angry kid in the park

The emotional rollercoaster is one that we ride for life. And sometimes it's a lot less fun than the physical amusement park kind. But over time, we learn to navigate the ups and downs, the twists and turns, and even the loops. Our kids, however, are still new to this ride. So, as the all-knowing, holding-the-secrets-to-life parents, it's our job to hold their hand and help them navigate it.

Here are some handy tips and tricks by Manoj Jain, Director, Scram Kidswear, that cover some of the more common emotions one might come across on this rollercoaster. On today's ride, let's talk about anger.

Anger is instinctual and probably the easiest to surface, especially when you're a tiny human. It's a feeling that our kids will face often, just like we do. It's mostly viewed as a negative emotion and our instinct is to tell our kids that it's bad. But it's as natural as the rest of them. Instead of repressing it, we'd rather teach them how to express it effectively and communicate their feelings, whatever they may be.

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Romance among couples is a bond that is unfiltered and completely divine. The feeling of being wanted and desired is enough to give you goosebumps and when it comes from your love interest, nothing like it! After a while, couples do try a variety of things to reignite the passion among themselves, and how about getting a hot pair of lingerie to get him all excited.

Here's a closer look to know the reasons why lingerie can make your man desire you more. The report is based on a survey conducted by Groversons Paris Beauty among 25,000 of its female buyers from Metropolitan cities like Mumbai, New Delhi-NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Bengaluru.

Appearance leads to confidence

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It's a fact that good lingerie enhances the overall appearance and sexy lingerie not only makes you more desirable but also enhances your personality as you dress up in different outfits. Lingerie has the capacity of changing your entire look, so choose smartly. Be it corset, thongs or push-up bras, pick something that you think will catch your partner's eyes and be difficult for him to resist.

Feeling confident is the first most key to achieve anything and 46.22 per cent of Groversons Paris Beauty consumers have confirmed that having a good lingerie collection brings out confidence in them and about 47.76 per cent of consumers like to have a diverse lingerie collection for themselves. Interestingly, red, hot pink and black colours are the most in-demand with 58.12 per cent, 40 per cent and 57.65 per cent votes respectively.

​Set yourself and the surroundings

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There are times in a relationship where you spend normal boring days without realising the need of some spice and extra in your relationship. If not both, one must think to start putting required efforts to uplift the mood of your partner and your relationship. So, for a woman, adding the spice of a fresh quirky pair of lingerie can solve the purpose. 52.92 per cent of Groversons consumers have stated that their lingerie wear has helped them to get intimate with their partners.

According to Groversons report, about 42.14 per cent of women have stated that having a good lingerie collection helps in adding spice to their erotic lives. Interestingly 58.17 per cent have voted for lacy bras while 49.21 per cent have voted for transparent babydoll lingerie to be their preferred choice.

Bringing out his erotic side 

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Couples who have to keep the passion alive and capture each other's attention, you need sexy lingerie that turns on your partner, bringing out his erotic side as it exposes men to the female world and makes them understand women better.

From plunge bras to lacy, to pretty panties and thongs, one can choose anything to do the trick. A sexy pair of lingerie is like icing on the cake which will definitely world as a perfect dessert.

Speaking from their real-life incidents, 54.25 per cent of women prefer wearing the right kind of lingerie on their special date nights. About 40.81 per cent have stated that it has helped in making their partners feel special as we make extra efforts to keep the spark on.

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It makes sense to hold the first date in a comfortable place where both partners will feel at ease.

By Daria

It makes sense to hold the first date in a comfortable place where both partners will feel at ease. Some key preferences should be considered when arranging a date. They differ from the candidate you have chosen to meet and build a relationship with. If you are having a usual date with the opposite gender, it is preferable to learn some of your partner's tastes and hobbies. It will help you understand what place and what activity to choose for the first date.

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