How to make a first date
Dating can be fun and nerve-wracking, all at once! Usually we want to make sure that our first date leads to something more. It’s said “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Your first impression can be decisive. We definitely believe in going with the flow, but we do have a few tips to help ensure a second date.
1. BE AUTHENTIC
There are certain subjects you should avoid during a first date, and you don’t want to reveal your darkest secrets, but at the same time you have to be honest, especially with online dating. Your information should match your online profile.
2. CHOOSE THE PLACE WISELY
Do meet your date at a nice place where you can talk. It should be decent enough to make the other person comfortable and not too crowded so you can get to know each other at your ease.
3. LISTEN TO THEM
Let them know you’re interested in your date by listening to them. Ask them questions, but be selective; don’t ask questions you wouldn’t be willing to answer yourself.
4. BE ON TIME
Make a good first impression by being on time to your date. Don’t make them wait as it can be a massive turn-off.
5. BE CALM AND COMPOSED
You should remain calm and composed. Don’t allow any potential nervousness create a problem for you; just get comfortable and enjoy the date.
6. DRESS UP
Appearances do count on your first date. Dress up properly in something where you look decent, but still remain comfortable.
7. DO OFFER TO PAY
When the check comes, offer to pay. If your date insists on paying, offer to split.
8. STAY POSITIVE
Try to show your date that you have a positive outlook towards life. People dislike negative energy around them; your positivity is vital.
9. BE CAUTIOUS AND STAY SAFE
If you’re going on a date with someone whom you know through social networking or dating sites, it’s better to remain cautious about the person and place. Tell someone where you’re going and who you’re going to be with.