Blind dates can be stressful sometimes, or most of the times. Just keep in mind this is a stranger you are meeting for the first time. So it is advisable you meet in an open and public place, though not too crowded your conversation is drowned.
Mind your looks, as first impressions are last impressions. So you should dress to impress.
Talk about generalities. You do not know who this person really is. So desist from revealing too much information about yourself or family. Just be modest and liberal with the facts about you. Also steer clear of past relationships. Don’t forget you are here to try to explore a blind date that that might open new romantic frontiers. You aren’t here to meet Dr. Phil and weep over past heartbreaks.
Don’t gawk or stutter awkward half-statements. Don’t spill mushroom soup on his lap, or mince her fingers between the lobster-cracker. Ask basic questions, yeah it is ok to talk about the weather too. You might come-off as interrogating if you ask way too pointed questions.
Don’t brag too much and end up revealing your weakness for and lack of control after a few brown bottles. Remember, out of this could develop a relationship. You don’t want to spoil it on the first date by spilling family secrets while under the influence.
Be a gentleman, be a lady. Don’t use crass language, or rush things to give an impression of loose morals. It is a first date, not a one night stand.
Be gracious, thankful and offer to split the bill. If you are eager to meet each other again, lingering signs will show, like a long hug; don’t try to kiss, bad etiquette. If the date is successful, the lady might offer her number for repeat performance. Don’t be shy to ask.
Preparing for a first date can be a daunting task. Good grooming is important. You should clean properly, thoroughly brush and floss your teeth. Wear your best cologne but do not daub it too strongly. Some people are sensitive to strong overpowering smell.
Do not try to be someone you are not, like rehearse wearing a favorite actor’s or alter-ego personality. Just be yourself. This is the personality you are most comfortable with. Doing the opposite will bring you out as stilted and your conversation might sound scripted to woo.
Piece together a couple of interactive stories that will keep the conversation going, and use mild language. Do not be crass, or come across as a dominant. Stories keep your partner interested, glued and time will seem to fly.
Exercising will do you some good; it will bring the spring to your feet and a feel-good feeling that is important if you want to make a first ‘glad-to-see-you” impression. Exercising also improves your confident, posture and gait, making everyone turn and gape when you waltz into a room.
Apply your make up liberally but do not overdo it. You don’t want him distracted from the main point that it is a first date and not a prelude to Moulin-rouge party.
Grab a Snack
It is good to eat something light, a glass of fruit juice or grab a snack before going for your date. Low sugar level and dehydration can affect your concentration level in a conversation. Don’t over eat; there is nothing as distracting as a rumbling or runny stomach.
It helps to put thought when preparing for your first date. Adhere to the above tips and nothing will go wrong.
A first date can set the tone and pace for a failed or successful relationship. It pays to be prepared.
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