The trickiest part about dating is acing that first date. First dates can be nerve racking because you want to make a strong impression.
If you follow these tips, you should be well on your way to a second date.
Let Your Confidence Shine
You should look your very best on a first date. This seems like a no-brainer, but some people are clueless about it. Wear an outfit that makes you feel confident about yourself. Don’t forget to flash that brilliant smile of yours and to make eye contact. When you’re more animated, your date will perceive you as flirtatious and fun. This will confirm your enthusiasm about the date.
Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat
Do your best not to take over the conversation, and make everything about yourself. The more curious you are about the other person, the better. Ask questions and your date will be happy that you want to get to know them on a personal level.
Focus on Having Fun
No one wants their first date to feel like an interview. You’ll get to the deeper stuff later, just focus on having fun on your first date.
Feel free to experiment and ask bolder questions like, “What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?” This will show your date your more imaginative side and could lead to an intriguing conversation.
Keep the Compliments Coming
Notice what you like about your date and then give them a genuine compliment. Not only does everyone love a compliment, but it will show that you’re paying attention and noticed that they put in effort to look nice for your date.
The Observe and Ask Strategy
Making an observation in your setting and then following it up with a question can be a great way to get the conversation going. For instance, if your date chose the restaurant, you can ask if they’ve been there before or what they’ve heard about the restaurant. By making observations in your surroundings, this can be a fun way to keep your date engaged.
Keep Conversation Light
We all know those first date faux-pas. Avoid talking about religion, politics, and the dreaded exes. This is not just because you want to avoid any confrontations, but also because you want the first date to be carefree and exciting. Talking about intense topics can give your date a negative perception of you, when the first date should be light and stress-free. By not being too much in your head and treating your date with respect, your first date should be a successful venture.