So, you’ve met a nice person that you’re about to date.
A little stressful? Clear.
So how do you deal with the anxiety that inevitably comes with a first-date environment?
As cliché, as it sounds, being yourself, is probably the best advice for a first date.
This will ensure that you not only have fun on the first date but also have a second date.
That said, there is some pretty concrete advice on do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when going out with someone brand new, just remember that it’s all about making a solid, positive first impression to getting a second date with someone you love. you really like it.
Read the first date advice every girl should know.
Nobody likes an easy task; So if your date tells you he’s planned a night out at a Japanese restaurant and you don’t eat fish, or he wants to go out to a bar but you don’t drink, make it very clear that you don’t like those things.
It will only seem strange if you tell all this after you’re already seated and waiting for the order.
The same goes for being decisive.
If your date asks what you’d like to eat, drink, or share for dessert, don’t say, “I don’t care, what do you want?” An indecisive woman gets exhausting very fast.
2. DON’T Wear Things You Can’t Walk, Eat, Breathe Or Talk About
Obviously, you want to look your best, but a first date is not the time to pull out those new stilettos for a test run or wear that dress just a little too tight.
Because first dates are filled with anxiety enough and not being comfortable in your outfit only makes things worse.
Also, isn’t it boring not being able to walk a few blocks on a nice night because your heels are too high?
3. Be Punctual
Yes, we know that all the “basic lateness” ideology still exists, but on a first date, you’ll make a better impression if you show up exactly on time.
Would you like him to be late?
4. Don’t Worry Overly About Your Appearance
Who wants to waste precious date time going to the bathroom to brush their hair, reapply lipstick, or check themselves in the mirror every half hour?
Put as much effort into your appearance as possible before you arrive on the date, then focus your energy on having a solid conversation instead of worrying about your appearance.
5. Put your Phone Away
That’s the big problem, ladies: the act of obsessively checking your phone every two minutes can be a first-date disaster.
There is nothing more inelegant than trying to talk to a person who is constantly opening their cell phone.
A glance at Instagram can wait — and definitely don’t post status updates, tweets about your date in real-time, or take candid photos when you’re not looking.
This is weird.
6. Ask Questions
A surefire way to ensure the conversation always flows is to simply ask questions.
Keep the ‘semi-general’ questions (work, family, hobbies, etc.) until you both feel comfortable enough dealing with important things like politics, religion, and ex.
7. Offer to Pay
A diplomatic way of doing this is to simply try to take the bill when it arrives.
If your date insists, offer to split the bill, or at least leave the tip.
However, if you offer to pay or split, be prepared to actually pay or split.
8. Don’t ‘Stalke’ After Encounter
If you had fun and felt like casually texting your date later that night or the next day, go for it.
Just don’t stalk him on social media so you don’t accidentally end up liking his Instagram pics – or worse, your ex’s Instagram pics.
9. Be Positive
It doesn’t matter what a shit day you’ve had at work, if the restaurant you went to has terrible service, or if the movie you’ve watched is total crap – try your best to stay positive when meeting someone.
This will alleviate any anxiety he has about whether he is providing you with a good date, and will just make you have more fun, plain and simple.