How to Get Prepared for Your First Date

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.

Be You

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.

Look Mushy

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.

In Summary

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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