Going on a first date can be thrilling, nerve-wracking and exhilarating, all at the same. According to this article, ‘there are more than 100 million unmarried American adults — which is more than 45 percent of all adults in the U.S.”. Based on that statistic you’re not alone in the dating game. We’ve come up with 7 tips to having a fabulous first date. While these tips alone won’t guarantee you a lifetime of happiness, it will help ease the awkwardness of the dreaded first date.
Relax. Be yourself and he will love you. Don’t put extra pressure on yourself to be witty, alluring or smart. When you pretend to be something you are not, it shows. However don’t drink 5 glasses of wine to “relax”.
Dress confidant. Don’t go out and buy a new outfit for your date. Wear something you feel comfortable and confidant in.
Don’t be on your phone. Put the phone down and enjoy your date. You can put the phone away for the night.
Be honest. If he asks you to try sushi and you hate sushi, tell him the truth. You don’t want to start your relationship based on a lie, no matter how little.
Don’t talk too much. While it’s a good thing to keep conversation going, there is a problem with talking too much. Make sure to listen as much as you talk. Don’t talk about him all night, tell him things about yourself too.
Arrive on time. There’s nothing worse than being late to your very first date. Arrive on time or at least 5 minutes early.
Eat like a normal person. If you want to eat a steak, go ahead and order a steak. Men like real women who eat real meals, not a half of a side salad.
Hopefully these tips refresh your first date etiquette and lead you to a second and third date. Good luck.