Dating tips for 1st date
A first date is loaded with expectancy – will she/he like me and will I like them?
Here are some suggestions on what to do and what not to do. Chose the venue carefully If you are doing the choosing, pick somewhere that you know your date will like.
Just because you fancy the idea of eating a snake banquet, it doesn’t mean that they will.
A drink in a quiet bar, a quick supper or lunch in a little place you know are great ideas.
The advantage of keeping the first date short and simple is that if you don’t like each other, you haven’t got to make it through a seven-course meal together.
If you do like each other, you can either extend the date, or plan a longer one for next time. Try and avoid very noisy places (where you can’t hear each other), cinemas (where you can’t talk), sporting events (unless you know for a fact that they are interested), or your home (because it could be risky if you don’t know them). Make an effort with your appearance - but not so much of an effort that your date wouldn’t recognise you if they bumped into you in the street the next day.
If you already know the person and are pretty certain that you both like each other then by all means go for the big romantic gesture. My husband turned up for our second date with a bottle of wine, flowers and a box of chocolate biscuits, but soon realised he only had two hands and decided to leave the biscuits in the car! Making an effort shows that you care and that you want to make a good impression.
Will we get physical and if so, will there be any chemistry between us?Will we have anything to talk about and if not, how will we get through the evening?It is definitely possible to think too much about a first date.The key is to relax, enjoy yourself and not to analyse everything too much.Regardless of whether you hit it off, wouldn’t it be great if you could both say that you had a good experience?So, how can you make sure that your first date is the best it can be (even if it turns out to be your only date together)?