First dates can be nerve racking and exciting with the idea of meeting someone new for the first time, especially if you don’t know much about the other person.
Below are 10 tips to help with any first date
1 Confirm it’s an Actual Date
Yes it sounds like common sense, but you don’t want to turn up to a date without properly confirming it first.
What I mean by this is date, time and location.
I had a friend who said they were stood up when really the date was never set in stone in the first place!
2 Dress Appropriately
There’s no point wearing 10 inch heels when you’re going on a date such as bowling.
The idea for a first date is to be as comfortable as possible.
3 Personal Hygiene
This one should be self-explanatory because first impressions count.
It takes on average 2 seconds for you to judge someone when you first meet them.
4 Bring Money
Make sure you have money with you, don’t assume your date will pay for everything.
5 Keep it Simple
First dates can be an exciting time to meet someone new, but you don’t have to go bungee jumping or anything extreme because you don’t want to put too much effort into something that may not last!
6 Don’t Overdo the Conversation
Talking about where you grew up , what you do for a living and your hobbies are great, but listing all your previous relationships and reasons why you broke up with them should not be a part of the conversation!.
7 Keep your Phone on Silent
Unless you’re waiting for an important phone call, put your phone away.
There’s nothing worse than being on a date with someone and the whole time you’re with them their phone is constantly ringing, or even worse they keep answering the calls.
8 Do Not Get Drunk!
You could end up embarrassing yourself if you drink too much, and like I said before, it only takes two seconds for someone to judge you based on a first meeting!
9 Meet Up in a Public Place
This is especially if you are meeting someone you’ve met through an online dating site. You want to feel safe and relaxed, so choose a busy location
10 Have Fun!
Dating can be a really exciting so smile, laugh and enjoy your date!