Most of us have been there, done that. Tirelessly going on date after date. There is nothing more unsatisfying than someone who arrives late, forgets to brush their teeth or just can’t stop talking about something super boring.
Here are some tips on how to make a sparkling first impression that will, hopefully, land you a second date!
No one wants to walk around aimlessly and nervously, unsure of what to talk about next. Take away the pain of boredom with a fun event, a new restaurant, or a fair or a show you’re both interested in. This way, the activity will give you more to talk about.
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Communication is key. You’ll be doing a lot of it, so ask interesting and unexpected questions or bring up topics of interest. Find out a decent amount about your date but don’t get into crazy specifics because you’ll need material for the second date (if the first date is a success)!
To be a great communicator is to firstly be a great listener. Listen, not only with the intention of responding, but to fully understand what your date is saying. Listening is learning. People enjoy talking about themselves so let your date get comfortable. Make sufficient eye contact but don’t creep them out by staring, that’s just impolite. Don’t forget, body language says just as much as what comes out of your mouth!
Pro Tip: Talk about your passions. There is nothing more attractive than seeing the sparkle in someone’s eyes when they’re talking about something they absolutely love!
Dress to Impress
Many people are attracted to those who dress well and put thought into their outfit. Even the cologne/perfume is important! Your first outfit shows who you are. Make sure to clean up and rock your outfit!
Pro Tip: Simple is sexy. Clean, matching clothes are the perfect choice for any date! Just make sure to dress appropriately for the date that you are going on.
Nothing is more frustrating than the anticipation of waiting for your first date. Don’t keep your date waiting too long or assure them with a text that you got “caught in traffic.” When you leave a date hanging they may assume they’ve been stood up and that’s not a great feeling.
Pro Tip: Choose your outfit the night before. Put your belongings in your bag early and prepare for your date and transportation ahead of time so that you don’t end up being late.
Being polite means you care. Hold the door for your date, pull out their chair, let them order first, and let them choose where to sit. It’s the little things that make a big difference!
Pro Tip: Say please and thank you. Compliment your date; once about how they look and another about their personality. Keep it short and sweet!
Last, but not least, have confidence in yourself. You’re there to show off your best self so don’t hold back. Others will like you for you, not for who you are trying to be. Your posture shows your self-confidence. Try not to slouch as it may make you look bored and uninterested – and if you happen to be, it may not be a great idea to elongate the date. You will know right away if there is a worthwhile spark.
There is no big secret to making a great first impression, but if there is one, it would be to be yourself and just have fun with it! No matter what, always put your best foot forward and smile!
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