The perfect first date should be about getting to know each other. You have to make the effort to know the other person better and to give that person a chance to know you better as well. The ultimate goal is to find a potential partner and spend time with them as much as possible and in as many situations that there is. This will help you figure out whether you really like them, or even love them. It is through dating that you might finally get to know your soul mate, your lifetime partner.
Dating can be a humbling experience. Even a genius might feel like a bumbling baboon in the dating world. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. That’s just the universal effect of dating.
However, dating should not be seen as a possibly painful and embarrassing experience. It should be fun. You can still have fun not only on your date, but with the entire dating process if you start out having a happy and positive attitude towards it.
If you started dating when you’re miserable, lonely, and depressed, you have to put all these negative emotions behind. Be happy and excited about the date, without overdoing it.
You should not go into dating while worried about what might happen. It will spoil all the good things that come with it. Be as positive as you can be.
Although there are many unpredictable factors on a first date, you can still try to put everything under control. At least you should figure out your budget, the venue, and the time of your date. The venue of your date is one of the major factors that will determine the success of your first date, so pick wisely.
Here are some rules that might help you make good choices for your first date:
Be punctual. It will paint you as a considerate person for being on time and for not keeping people waiting.
Dress up! It will give you a good lasting first impression. Pay more attention to your hair, nails, and teeth. Look for possible turnoffs and remedy them, such as bad breath.
Be confident, but don’t look arrogant. This will show in your body language. Confidence can help you feel relaxed so you lean into your date, smile, and behave animatedly. This will inspire trust in your date too.
Be interested in your date and your conversation. Listen to your date tell you about his or himself, which is usually in the first 15 minutes into your date. Focus!
Spend more time listening rather than talking. Be open-minded and listen well.
Compliment your date. Pay attention to the way they dress or the accessories that they chose.
Make your first date as fun as possible.