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3 Important Dating Lessons from Sam Claflin

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We know you're as crazy as we are about actor Sam Claflin, who starred in our favorite movies like Love, Rosie and Me Before You. So when we spotted this v v important interview he had with Cosmopolitan about dating, we just had to share the important lessons we learned from him. Because, you know, we need all the help we can get in this department. Hee hee. 

  1. Pursue friendship first.

Sam revealed that he never did online dating when he was still single. "My relationships usually blossomed out of friendship. It's the best way for me to know if it'll work," he explained. "I'm not a risk taker in that sense. I want to be sure that I won't get hurt before I get into something serious." 

It's totally okay if you want to explore online dating, but if you're intimidated by the whole idea, friendship is the way to go! Being friends with someone first will help you get to know the other person better and see if you'll click with them.

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  1. Don't be scared of getting all romantic.

"I like to think that I'm quite romantic all the time, even if it's by doing something as simple as making my wife a cup of tea every morning," Sam revealed in the interview.

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As what we've mentioned before, it's not all about the grand gestures. Sometimes, the little things are more important. Find romance in small, everyday things. It can be about buying them breakfast or giving them a copy of your handouts for a certain subject. Remember, it's always the thought that counts.

  1. Don't be afraid to be yourself.

Sam also talked about his kind of woman in the article. He says, "I like someone who's quirky. I don't like sheep. I prefer a shepherd...or make that a shepherdess! Someone who's her own person instead of following everyone else. And I don't have a type—it't not like she needs to be 5'4" and brunette. I fall in love with the personality."

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And we couldn't agree more! Personality will pull you in more than how the person looks, so don't be afraid to show you really are. If the person you're dating can't deal with it, then maybe he's not the one for you.

Got guy problems you want us to help you with? Leave a comment below or tell us @candymagdotcom. We will try our very best to help. :)

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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

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