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12 Emotional Stages We All Go Through On A First Date

The dates may change, but the emotions never do. See couples experience these first-date jitters — while spending days locked in a house together — on Love Prison, Mondays at 10/9c on A&E.

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Stage One: The confirmation text that you are indeed meeting up.

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Cue squeal of excited and OMG-I'm-going-to-throw-up-I'm-so-nervous feeling.

Stage Two: Hours in front of the mirror making sure everything. Is. PERFECT.

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This isn't just a first impression, it's THE first impression.

Stage Three: Anxiously waiting for the other person to show up while questioning their arrival.

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"Did they have second thoughts? Was there something about my profile they just noticed? Please come."

Stage Four: Finally meeting and feeling complete relief that they look like their picture online.

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Thank GOD!

Stage Five: Nerves so high that they can only be cured by one thing.

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If you're going to spend the next few hours (or a whole week) with each other, it's a def must.

Stage Six: Discovering what their true personality is IRL.

Sometimes the personality you get online is NOT what you get in real life. You've been warned.

Stage Seven: Getting comfortable enough with the date that you begin to reveal your hidden "quirks."

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Sure you never thought your prince charming would have a camel toe tattoo. But hey, it keeps things interesting.

Stage Eight: Noticing things about them that no webcam can bring to life.

Mmmmmmmhmmmmm...

Stage Nine: Hearing about their current dating habits (whether you want to or not).

If you're honest about it: no problem.

If they find out your secrets via interview you never thought they would ever see: yeah...

Stage Ten: Sudden awkward silence... that never seems to end.

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Internal monologue: "OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG SAY SOMETHING!"

Stage Eleven: Going to extremes to stay entertained the remainder of the date.

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If it means putting on a shark suit to make them laugh, then put on a shark suit and MAKE THEM LAUGH!

Final Stage: One of you goes in for the kill— erm, kiss.

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Risky? Sure. Only true way to figure out if there's a chance for a second date? Dun.

You thought your first date was an emotional roller coaster? Try being locked in a house for a whole week together!

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