Be Very Clean
Your hygiene will be noticed right off the bat. Make sure you are very clean
and well-groomed. Shower, brush and floss your teeth, make sure your nails
(particularly for men) are nicely trimmed) and that your hair is just right.
Make sure your clothes matched and that they are ironed! Wear colors
that compliment you or and outfit that has received compliments
in the past.
3) Be on Time
It's important that you are on time to your first date. Leave early
enough to be early and make sure you know where you are going!
Take the person's cell phone number with you in case anything
comes up. If you're going to be late, call them on time and
let them know.
Be extremely confident on your date. When you meet your date,
look him/her in the eye and say something like "It's great to
finally see you!" If you've established closer relations online,
give your date a hug without hesitation.
the Focus on Your Date
A big mistake many people (particularly men) make on a
first date is talking too much about themselves. On
a first date, you should make the focus learning about
person. You will appear much more interested and interesting
as a result. Carefully listen to what your date says
and use what they say to create additional questions. When
a person knows you listen, it sparks their interest
Cross Your Arms
Crossing your arms gives off a non-verbal message that
you are bored. Instead, lean in slightly and look the other
person in the eyes when you speak.
Yourself, But Don't Be Negative
Be yourself. Let your guard down and enjoy the time you
are spending on this date. Avoid negative topics like past
partners, politics, etc.. Keep the conversation positive.
People are more attracted to those who are positive.
But Don't Over Compliment
Complimenting a person 2-3 times during the course of your
date is a good idea. And in the initial introduction to
your date, it's a good idea to positively comment on your
date's appearance or something else positive about them
("wow, I really like that outfit" or "you look really nice").
Too many compliments may make the person wonder about you!
So keep it to 2-3.
9) Men -
Pay the Bill
When the check comes it is perfectly appropriate for the
man to immediately take the bill and cover it (not with a
Don't leave time for there to be an awkward moment. In
fact, it's perfectly fine to let your date know in advance
be paying for it. It sets you up as a responsible person.
You started the date with confidence, now ending the date with
confidence is just as important. Men, if you had a good time
and could tell by your date's body language that she did too,
then feel free to tell her you'd like to go on a second date.
"I really enjoyed getting to know you better and would like
to see you again." If you did not enjoy the date, then don't
say something like "I'll call you" then not call her. That
is tacky and a bad reflection upon your character. Women, if
you enjoyed the date, be sure to let it be clearly known. You
want to make sure the guy has the right "signals" to know that
he will face success in asking you out again ("I had a really
great time with you tonight," etc.).