12 Tips To Follow For Your First Date

Posted by on April 25, 2019 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments

So you swiped right, it’s a match and now you are fretting over what to do? The person you chose is obviously cute, but going through the whole date is such a difficult process!

It’s alright to be nervous but don’t let that get the best of you. If you are wondering how to have that fantastic first date, here is a crash course for your anxious mind.

Go through these 12 tips before your first date and hopefully you end up landing a second one! *fingers crossed*

1. Smell Nice and Stay Fresh

Any first date is about the appearance. No matter how much deodorant or perfume you put on, or how great you dress, you can’t hide uncleanliness!  Ditch the dry shampoo and grab a quick shower so you feel fresh.

Pampering yourself before the date will make you more confident. But whether you take a long bath or a short shower, use scented soap and wash your hair.

If you’re a man, definitely invest in a sexy smelling cologne. This can really make a difference in how your date will treat you. If you smell great and feel refreshed, you’ll be ready to take on the world!


2. Time it Right

First dates are stressful because the first impression is usually the last impression, or maybe even a last date.  So you want to put your best foot forward. If you know you have the date tonight at 7 pm, get your things done beforehand.

Time management is going to take a toll on you because, for some magical reason, everything seems to happen that day. But hey, there is nothing that you can’t handle. Being on time for the first date lets the person know you’re serious and responsible.

3. Keep it Warm and Neutral

Obviously, you need to look the part but remember to not turn the date into a Halloween event. Your words and expressions should be vocal, not what you wear. Neutral colors like blue or white is a great pick.

Keep the makeup nude as well. You want your inner beauty to shine, and not look like you spent hours on your face. It’s better to stay simple because that really is going to take the cake.

 4. Offer to Pick Them Up

This one is a bit too hazy, but worth the shot. If you feel like you can deal with this through the craze of the first date, try asking your date if it’s alright to pick them up.

Even if you are a girl, this is a gender neutral offer so have a go.It will give off the impression that you care and are not afraid to take a step. Plus a car ride can make for great conversation!

5. Flowers and Greetings

For some flowers, maybe a tad too much on the first date. If you aren’t feeling too warm about it, skip to the part where you sincerely greet them.

But do make sure you get up from your chair, smile, and help to theirs.
It is not loud or weird to greet your date politely.  Rather it reflects you as a well-behaved person.

6. Munch and Talk

Some people may love that you are ordering for them, but on the first day, play it safe. You may order for them but ask what they like and then you can place the order. Also, don’t devour the food. Take it slow, throw in some food puns and make sure to communicate.

7. A Pinch of Awkward Please!

There will be a lot of awkward moments and weird exchanges. Don’t Panic! This is as hard for them, as it is for you. You may be experienced each date is different.

Bear in mind that until you both relax, it is going to be cringe filled, silence as well as a fun topsy-turvy conversation. So enjoy it the process and ease into it.

8. How Much is Too Personal?

There are thousands of generic things to talk about; your best bet is to start with family and then follow up with connecting questions. Talk about their passions, hobbies and childhood memories as well.

But sometimes, there are things they may not be comfortable sharing.
You may ask about their ex as well. Expect a generic answer but don’t press if they don’t want to talk about it. It’s only the first date, and you can make so much more memories in the comfort of each other.

9. You Pay or I Pay?

This one is tricky. The social norm asks men to pay on firsts to prove their chivalry. That is a myth now. For girls, you can always offer to pay or split It doesn’t really make a difference.

And men, even if it’s the 21st century, it’s alright if you pay. And there’ no pressure but if she wants to cover it, let her. It’s just some paper notes after all.

10. Get Creative

Having food is just a way to bond if you really want to make the most of it,
find a great spot where you both can get a bit of your weird on. A spontaneous idea to play laser tag wouldn’t hurt.

Listen to one another, share earphones while lying on the grass, go to the movies or even the arcade! Exciting activities really help open people up. The world is your canvas and there certainly isn’t a lack of first date locations!

11. Just Be You

You are more likely to have a relaxed and fun time if you just don’t pretend to be someone else. Tone down on the mind games because it is exhausting.

Dates are a lot different from random hangouts. They are a chance to really connect with someone you like, Make the other person feel special by letting them see the real you.

12. Simple and Sweet

So you played everything right, didn’t over-invest, kept it simple and didn’t even worry about where this is going. So how do you end this?

There is a chance you both might have enjoyed the company but want different things for the time being. Always appreciate the time you spent, be direct and end it on a good note.

But if you guys did hit it off, what are you waiting for? Make your intentions known and lean in!

Food For Thought!

It’s absolutely alright if you don’t know what to do, chance are your date is as nervous as you. The key to having a great date is to relax. This is not a routine drill, it’s a laid back rendezvous with a person you fancy.

Relax, breathe and hop on your horse to make this person your beloved boo for the days to come. Also, the more you feel the need to rehearse or stress over it, calm your mind with a Michael Bublé song.

You’ve definitely got this! Keep it cool and break a leg!

Author Bio:

Angie Grey, an expert author from Faveable.com brings you all you need to know about fashion and grooming. She loves the outdoors and travels the world like a nomad.

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