Tip #1: No Pressure
Straight out of the box, you'll notice that your Single Edge is already loaded with a blade — this blade should last you for about 5-7 shaves. When the blade starts to feel rough on your skin, tugging and plucking your hair rather than cutting it, it's time to load in a new blade.
The Single Edge uses a very sharp blade that is effective at mowing down the thickest beard out there. There's no need to press on the razor while using it. Think of shaving as sweeping or slicing the hair off your face - allow the weight of the razor to do the work for you!
Using the correct angle is also very important for a close, comfortable shave with the Single Edge — it's somewhere between 10-15 degrees rotated from your skin. You're going to want to experiment a bit in this range to find the sweet spot. Once you do, be sure to maintain the angle of the razor around the curves and contours of your face. It will take a few shaves to train your muscle memory, but it will become second nature in no time.
Take a look at Patrick's #1 tip in this quick, 60 second video: