Ah, the life of a single gal – so filled with excitement, so filled with joy, so filled with….extremely nerve-wracking first dates! But not to fret; although seemingly scary, meeting a potential romantic partner for the first time can be a great experience – if you follow these simple steps. So read on, and find out how you too can master the art of the first date.
- Dress for Success – Okay we don’t mean a suit and tie here; we’re talking about wearing something that makes you look good. How do you know what makes you look good? Simple: wear something that makes you feel good! Now let’s not go to extremes here; just because pajamas make you feel good, doesn’t mean you should wear them on a first date. We mean something that shows off your best attributes and makes you feel confident about your appearance. So if you have great legs, put on that cute mini; if your arms are toned, why not show them off in a sleeveless shirt? You’d be surprised much wearing something you feel good in, can positively affect your first date experience. Just whatever you do, always remember: less is more. No need to show off too many of your best attributes all at once ; let the guy discover how hot you are over time.
- Be on Time – okay, we don’t mean exactly to the minute; all girls (and guys) are allowed to be a few minutes late, but more than 5, and you should really tell the dude that you’re running late. Now we know, girls tend to take a lot more time than guys to get ready, and that’s okay; just don’t go overboard. There’s no quicker way to turn a dude off than by passive aggressively telling him his time is not important to you – which is what you’re essentially saying, if you show up late. So, start the date off right and come on time.
- Be Yourself – It may be trite, but it’s true. There’s no point in spending two hours convincing a guy you’re someone that you’re not. If the guy doesn’t like you for who you are, then clearly he’s not for you. Having said that, there’s no need to share too much of yourself to him too quickly. Similar to not showing too much skin, you also don’t want to divulge too much information about yourself either. Just keep the conversation light and leave the super personal stuff for later.
- Relax! Remember, first dates are awkward and uncomfortable for the guy too. He is just as nervous as you are that he’s going to get broccoli in his teeth. So no need to get so nervous about the experience – you’re in this together! And if the date doesn’t go perfectly, hey, no worries! That only means your next date will be better!
So there you have it. 4 easy steps for first date success. So get out there and start dating!