Going on a first date is a big event. There are often all kinds of doubts swirling around your mind yet also excitement. Every great love story had a beginning at some point, so you never know if this could be the beginning of the love of your life.
First dates are a lot like job interviews. You want to put your best foot forward and give the best possible impression. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that you make a lasting impression, and set the right atmosphere to be able to see if you like them as well. Here are some of the best tips for a first date.
Do Something Out Of The Ordinary
Rather than going to a bar or the movies like so many people do, why not do something original and exciting. Go on a unicycle ride, or jump out of an airplane. Choose something that will be fun and interactive, yet also gives you the opportunity to talk a bit.
Try to get a feel for what kind of a person you’re going on a date with beforehand so that you know what sort of things they like to do.
Even though a lot of people turn to alcohol to help them loosen up a bit on a first date since it lowers your inhibitions, it’s probably best to avoid it. Your nerves will be quite high, so you may find that you take more sips than usual.
By the end of your date, you may find yourself slurring, making decisions you wouldn’t usually make, and maybe even putting yourself in danger. If you must drink, then try to drink no more than one glass. That way you know you’ll still have your wits about you.
Keep It Lighthearted
You may find yourself slipping into a nervous state of mind, especially if you like the person. The more stressed that you are, the more pressure that you’ll put on yourself.
Try to remind yourself that it’s not open heart surgery, it’s a date. Keep it relaxed and fun rather than making it too serious. Keep it fun and be kind to yourself.
Don’t Talk About Your Previous Relationships
Even though you may be tempted to be overly honest and tell the other person all about yourself, you should leave your previous relationships out of the conversation.
If they ask questions about your exes, answer as matter-of-factly as possible. No need to go into a monologue about the pain they caused you. You can save the ex-talk for later if you decide to progress things further. For now, focus on the moment and whether you’d like to see each other again!