How to Have a Successful First Date

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So, you actively go out in the hopes that you will meet a promising Greek to share your life with. You do all the things you can, in fact, to find the perfect life partner for you. You’ve signed up for at least one online dating site. You strike up conversations with people you are interested in. You even let friends and family members fix you up with people they think might be good for you.

And then, it happens. You actually meet someone you like enough to go out with. Unfortunately this means that you have to suffer through a first date, which can be stressful. However, it doesn’t have to be. Relax, enjoy yourself, and follow this advice so your first date will be a success.

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So, what are you doing on your first date? Believe it or not, what you choose to do makes a big difference on the success of the date. If you select an activity that will encourage conversation, you’ll have the ability to assess the person even better. Meeting at a coffee shop or a local bar is a good idea because if things go well, you can easily continue the date by suggesting something else, such as dinner. If you aren’t getting along you could always cut the date short and go home without it being awkward.

Keep an Open Mind
Another thing that can help make your date a success is to have an open mind. If you expect that the date won’t go well, chances are you will be right. If you think there is a strong possibility that you’ll have a good time, the date may just be a success. At the very least, if you have an open mind you’ll still have a good time even if you aren’t hitting it off.

When in Doubt, Be Yourself
Sometimes, people try very hard to impress each other. Thinking a lot about what you say and what you do can have the opposite effect, however. When you look uncomfortable you don’t put your best face forward.

This isn’t the best strategy because it often looks forced. Instead, just be yourself. If you show your date that you are comfortable in your own skin, your date will respond by liking you even more.

Don’t Talk Too Much Beforehand
One of the biggest disappointments on a first date comes from talking too much beforehand. Have you spent hours talking on the phone? Are you absolutely certain that you’re in love? The reality is that your expectations are raised so high that you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Arrange the date as soon as possible and get to know each other in person, not on the phone.

The first time you go out doesn’t have to be stressful. All you need to do is relax, be yourself, and have a good time no matter what happens. Dating is all about getting to know each other. If things go well and you are compatible, a relationship can form (but not always). Otherwise, just relax and enjoy the evening!

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