What is intimacy? Is it holding hands? Because I can think of far more cool things than some clammy struggle in the name of romance. Google offers no help, by defining intimacy with even more ambiguity: “a close familiarity or friendship” or “a cosy and private or relaxed atmosphere”.
Whether you’re a serial offender or first-timer, dating is a whirlwind to all. Unfortunately, there’s no secret to avoiding that awful feeling in your stomach before a first date, nor is there any advice that can truly prepare you for the experience to come. The unknown variables of what goes on when dating are endless, nevertheless, here is a list of tips and tricks to ace your first or fiftieth round in the dating game.
I have always been an impulsive person. I don’t do much, but what I do, I do hard and fast. The first time I went to a party, I siphoned vodka off other people without giving away that I had drunk any at all. The first time I went clubbing, I smoked an entire pack of cigarettes until 5am then went to work at 8am. So, while I was a sexually anxious twenty-year old with barely any experience past kissing, I had always expected that once I started having sex, I’d really start.