You have always dreamed of being in love and having the man of your dreams. Finally, a man crosses your path maybe in your workplace, bus stop or any other place and after a little chat you both realize there could be more. At last you’ve landed a date! How do you make sure that you leave a lasting impression on that first date, as we all know, the first impression will determine whether you get a second or third date. That said, here are a few dating tips to make that first date a success.
It’s always good to be yourself, whether you are meeting a friend or a stranger. Speaking up helps you remain true to yourself and will let the man know you are no pushover. Maybe you don’t drink and he wanted to meet you in a cocktail lounge, or he wants to take you in a restaurant that doesn’t serve your kind of meals. If you afraid you are going to
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Dress for comfort
First dates are always filled with anxiety and so wear whatever helps you look your best. It’s not advisable to wear a dress that is too tight that you have problems breathing, or those 6-inch stilettos that make it hard to go on a walk. Instead, only wear something that will help you feel relaxed, calm and collected.
It may be fashionable to be late on a date but you will most likely create a better impression if you can be on time. You wouldn’t want either to be put in that situation where you are looking at every face appearing on the entrance, only to discover it’s not the one. It won’t hurt waking up early to do your hair if it’s the one that takes much of your time right?
DON’T be fixated with your appearance.
All the effort about your appearance should be put before meeting your date. Breaking the conversation to dash to the bathroom to reapply your lipstick or check the mirror every few minutes will greatly annoy him, and that is the last thing you want to happen on a first date! That time should be utilized engaging him in a solid conversation instead of worrying about your looks.
First date activities
Although going to a show or a movie can be pleasurable and fun, these are not suitable activities for a first date. Hanging out with a person on a first date ought to be about getting to know that man better. Most of these activities don’t allow for much talking and this won’t allow you to learn about him more deeply other than the type of popcorns he loves.
Put your phone away
During a date, you want to show the other person that you are interested in them and value their time. Doing this makes your date feel special and settled which removes that anxiety associated with a first date. Ignore the urge to call or text your friends to inform them of how the date is going on. Even if you feel like there is no chemistry between you, it’s always good to be courteous to be attentive for the duration. With that, dating should be fun and not nerve-wrecking.