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Omaha matchmaker offers first date tips ahead of Valentine's Day

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 12:24:26-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Courtney Quinlan’s company Midwest Matchmaking sets up around five to 10 dates a day.

“We do cocktails or coffee. That way if there’s no chemistry they’re not stuck there. We recommend 45 minutes,” said Quinlan.

At the end of each date, her clients rate the date and provide feedback. If Quinlan sees a reoccurring issue, she let’s her client know. But sometimes Quinlan says people need more than a quick chat. Sometimes she says her clients need one-on-one coaching.

Quinlan says oversharing can be a big issue, especially when someone is nervous. She also says many people make the mistake of asking too many personal questions on a first date and not liking the answers they get.

Quinlan says you need to filter your conversations on a first date and avoid things like exes, religion and politics, unless you know it’s something you both agree on. She says it’s hard to have a productive debate before you find some common ground and hopefully chemistry.