Posted on June 11, 2010 by Two Becomes One
When you’re getting ready to have that critical first date with someone , it is important to make sure that from your head to your toes, you’re making a great first impression. There are a number of things to consider, whether you’re the one planning the date or you’re the one just going along- and it’s key to having a second date knowing them.
If you’re the one planning the date, be sure that you are making it some place not too intimidating. It may be tempting to really wow someone, but on the first date it needs to be some where more casual, more comfortable to put the other person at ease. A good tip for this is make it some thing along the lines of a walk in the park, or a trip to a museum. Both of these places offer plenty of options in the way of being able to talk to one another, and are entertaining. Basically, make it some place casual and open, so that your date isn’t feeling stifled or worrying over much what to wear. Another tip would be to make sure that you let your date know what you are going to be doing in advance. This prevents them from perhaps wearing the wrong thing which can cause awkwardness and embarrassment.
If you are the one that is being taken on the date, a good idea would be to find out where you’re going ahead of time- if your partner hasn’t already told you. Being able to tailor your clothing to the environment and occasion is pretty important. Showing up over dressed is never fun, nor is showing up dressed too casual for whatever outing you may be going on. Generally speaking, though if you don’t know, go with business casual. Something not too dressy but also not too casual should be fine in situations like this.
On the date, you should try to do your best to relax. Some times this can be hard, but it is definitely better if both people can put aside their nerves and just get to know each other better. Being yourself is another very important thing- this prevents surprises later on and helps you to come across as being more genuine, and more open. Some times if you are nervous, it’s best just to say so, a little self deprecating humor actually can be a great ice breaker. It is always best to go with honest when it comes to things, but a little tact also helps a great deal. Keep everything in balance and the date should go fairly smoothly .
If you follow these tips, you will find that the first date goes a bit smoother than you think it will. Again, remembering that the person asked you out because they wanted to go out with you, or accepted for the same reason may help you to get rid of the nerves and really have an enjoyable time.
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