Make Your First Date Extra Special:- A first date should be memorable and special for both of you, with every aspect planned out perfectly to ensure its success. Though initial meetings can be nerve-wracking, making your initial encounter memorable can be accomplished with just a few tips!
From selecting an ideal venue to making sure both of you feel relaxed, these 10 tips will ensure your first date goes smoothly. With just a bit of preparation and care, this night can become one you both look back upon fondly; so read on and prepare to make this unforgettable experience your first date will never forget!
Make Your First Date
1) Pick The Right Venue
For fitness-minded dates, yoga class could be the ideal first date idea; animal enthusiasts could visit a zoo; movie buffs might enjoy visiting their local cinema; foodies should consider visiting an exceptional restaurant as the first date spot!
Consider your date’s hobbies, passions and interests when selecting a venue for your first date. Once you know what their passions and hobbies are, finding appropriate venues should become much simpler. When picking your first date location it should be somewhere that both parties can relax and have a pleasant time; yet still allows for conversation without disrupting others or being loud enough to distract.
2) Dress To Impress
Your first date is an unforgettable event; treat it with due honor by dressing to impress. While no need to don a tux, do wear something smart yet not overdone or flashy either. Depending on who your date is you may choose jeans paired with a nice shirt or trousers with button-down shirt for this first impression.
Your first date should feel natural and not stilted; your appearance should allow them to feel free and comfortable around you. Pay special attention to grooming: ensure your hair is combed, nails trimmed and teeth cleaned as much as possible before leaving home for your meeting. A first impression matters greatly on any date – making the right impression is key!
3) Know How To Make Conversation
Do not expect yourself to become an expert conversationalist overnight; simply learn how to converse confidently on dates through books or advice columns online.
Talking is key in dating, so being able to initiate it quickly and naturally is an invaluable ability. Silence can be intimidating, so finding common ground will make the date go more smoothly for both of you and will leave both feeling more relaxed. If you need some inspiration on where to begin the conversation, ask about their lives first – that might get things rolling!
4) Be Attentive
Paying attention to your date means being attentive; that means listening carefully rather than waiting to speak up. Ask questions and actively listen for answers so as to demonstrate that you’re interested. Make eye contact and smile regularly during conversation – showing them you care is the way forward!
Showing genuine interest will show your date that they’re important, while paying close attention to their body language can also show this. If they fidget with their hands or tap their foot frequently, this may indicate discomfort; looking away or fidgeting might mean they are disinterested; staring out the door while waiting for it all to end could indicate serious problems in their relationship.
5) Show Your Interest
Being interested in your date is great, but showing it makes all the difference. If they mention their favourite book or hobby – read it or try it yourself; attend their sports games with them; try and eat more vegetables when possible etc…
If your date likes cats, get one for them. If you’re attracted to someone special on a date, be sure to show it by asking questions and actively listening for answers; challenging them and showing that you’re strong person whom they can feel comfortable being themselves around; challenging yourself in an interesting conversation – whatever works. Be yourself; don’t try being someone else just because it’s date night. Show the person how interested in them you are by showing it through interactions and showing interest if that person interests you!
6) Put Your Phone Away
Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, but on a first date it’s best to put them away for most of the date. While you should keep some use for emergencies in mind, most notifications should not take precedence over getting to know each other better.