Going on a first date is an exciting and overwhelming adventure that could very well be the first steps to a long-term relationship.
Don’t screw it up by saying the wrong thing or bringing up uncomfortable topics.
Make a good first impression by being attentive and engaging, but most importantly – be yourself!
1. Don’t neglect your appearance
Even though we prefer people to focus on inner beauty and personality traits rather than the way we look, the truth is, we draw a lot of conclusions about a person within just seven seconds of meeting them solely based on outward appearance.
2. Avoid excessive complaining and a negative attitude
Nobody really enjoys spending time with those that have nothing nice to say and a poor attitude is sure to ruin the date altogether.
Think positive, smile and forgo being critical as it can really leave a sour taste.
3. Be on time
Showing up late is just plain rude.
If you run into traffic or an unexpected setback, give your date a call or text so they aren’t just sitting around waiting on you to show up.
4. Keep your nose out of your phone
Constantly checking your mobile device screams disinterest.
Be respectful and polite, avoid answering calls or checking your text messages when you should be conversing and getting to know your date a little better.
5. Avoid controversial topics like politics
It can come across as incredibly blunt and possibly offensive if your date is not on the same side of the spectrum.