Getting into the dating game can be tricky with you constantly worrying if you are doing everything correctly. Honestly, most people need a bit of help when it comes to dating, and there are a number of tips that you should consider when going on a date. These tips may help you make the date successful whether it is the first or the fifth.
Remember Your Manners
Having manners can go a long way, and you should keep this in mind. If your date looks good, you should compliment them. Of course, this is something that you should play by ear because while some women find their date opening the door for them or helping them down from the curb charming others might consider it is condescending. When your date is talking, you should also remember little facts that she offers because this can endear you to her later.
Everyone is nervous on first dates, but you should always try and be confident. To increase your confidence, you should talk about some topics that you are comfortable with. However, you have to delicately balance this with your date’s interest because no-one wants to hear their date going on about something they love and never get a word in. This is why it is recommended that you try and date someone who has similar interests because you will both be comfortable during the conversation.
Keep The First Date Casual
Going out for drinks or coffee is fine for a first date. Many people assume that first dates should be an expensive and formal affair, but this could actually make the whole date awkward. If you take someone you have never really met before for a 7-course meal you might find that you both know this is not going to work by the second course, you will then have to uncomfortably sit through the rest of the meal. It is also recommended that you keep first and second dates to weekdays, but after this, you should schedule for the weekend.
Consider First Impressions
Research has shown that we make our first assumptions about people within the first 7 seconds of meeting them. This is something you have to keep in mind particularly for first dates. While your ripped jeans might be lucky for you, you need to consider how it makes you appear.
You should check that your hair and clothing is all neat before you go on the date. You should also get to the date early, so you have time to relax before you date arrives.
Always Pay Attention
While we are all addicted to our phones, you should consider turning it off during a date. You also need to remember that your date should be the center of your attention for the time you are together. Pay attention when your date is speaking because they are probably paying attention to you as well. Don’t try covertly looking at your watch or phone because there is always the chance that you are not as stealthy as you think.