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A first impression on a first date can make or break the evening -- and mean the difference between a second date or an evening alone with a gallon of ice cream. For decades (or centuries perhaps), people tried to get some immediate compatibility insight according to their zodiac sign -- but this is Numerology! In Numerology, knowing a person's Life Path Number gives you an advantage in many areas -- not the least of which is romance. Here are some suggestions that will help you make your dates a success:

1 Life Path number

If you're on a date with a 1 lady, be careful not to sound like you plan to make all the decisions; she will immediately let you know she is perfectly capable of making her own decisions, thank you very much! Don't bring chocolates or flowers. Instead, rent the biggest pickup truck or sedan you can find, then ask her if she wants to drive. She will fall in love with you on the spot! Whatever you do, do not compliment her on her outfit (no "nice dress" or "love your hair"), but look her straight in her eyes and say, "wow!" She'll know what you mean.

If you are a woman meeting a 1 guy for a date, act demure, like you are listening to every word he says, and pretend to be incapable of making up your own mind about anything. That should do it. Of course, in the long run this may backfire, but by that time you will have him figured out and can play him like a Stradivarius. 1 men are wonderful partners, as long as they are under the impression that they are always in charge. As a woman, you know how to handle that and turn it to your own advantage.

2 Life Path number

Dating a 2 lady is very tricky and requires a lot of tact and diplomacy -- but trust me, she is more than worth it. A 2 is romantic and loves nothing more than to make you happy. First thing you do is open the car door and wait until she has placed her feet front and center on the car mat. Then, and only then, gently close the car door. Go around to the driver's seat, set yourself down with some elegance (even if that comes unnaturally to you, because she really does not like clumsy or crude manners), turn towards her with your recently whitened teeth, smile and compliment her on her dress. From then on, you are in the driver's seat, literally and figuratively. Make sure you know what it is she likes to eat or drink, and you do the ordering -- and you better sound confident and self-assured!

If you are a woman on a first date with a 2 guy, you are in luck. You get to decide, control the evening and do most of the talking, all the while being obviously adored and appreciated. Your 2 man will not allow anything to come between you and a wonderful time. He already offered you an expensive bouquet of flowers, and now he is going to shower you with all the luxuries at his disposal. Relax, he will take very good care of you, no matter how you behave. If he did not fall for you, he will let you know in a tactful and respectful way a day or two later.

3 Life Path number

If you are a guy going on a first date with a 3 lady, you better be smart, funny and extroverted. There are no rules; no need to open the car door for her, flowers don't make much of an impression and chocolates will probably end up a liquefied mess in the bottom of her oversized purse. She will entertain you, no doubt about that, but she also expects you to respond, think on your feet and make her laugh. While she may spit her wine all over the table if you crack a good enough joke, don't be embarrassed, she won't be. However, if she gets the impression that behind your funny jokes and quick responses is a superficial person, you are out. Period. But, if she senses depth and maturity, she will be putty in your hands.

If you are a woman on a date with a 3 guy, you will have a fun evening, for sure. His mind makes unexpected turns, and very little in the conversation is predictable, so you better be alert and quick (a double espresso before the date may be helpful). Underneath that light-hearted exterior, however, is a sensitive human being with depth and spiritual curiosity. If, between all the laughing and joking, you switch to a serious conversation, your 3 date will not only turn surprisingly genuine, he will probably fall for you right then and there.