Here are some tips for a successful first date. The idea is to get out on the first date in a positive frame of mind and to build up the anticipation of your night together. Don’t over-analyze your date; just let it happen.
The first date is supposed to be innocent, fun, and comfortable. Avoid getting too serious about your date; make sure you are relaxed and enjoy the time together. It is much better to go on a date and not have a relationship or marriage crisis that may come up. You will likely enjoy the night together and appreciate each other more if you don’t have a lot of baggage to deal with.
If you choose a restaurant, be sure to tell the hostess you will be dating. They want to know you are OK with them booking your table for two. If the table has been booked, just get in touch with your friend and invite them over for a first date. They will be sure to accept the invitation since they are aware that the two of you will be going out. Show the hostess how well you are able to hang out with your friends, let her know you are willing to meet new people, and have fun.
Some restaurants may not take reservations and have last minute reservations on their books. If you are late picking up your food and drink and the place is full, it could turn into a big disappointment for you.
On your first date, talk in short sentences. Spend the time going over things you agree on.
Be sure to know what you are wearing on your date. Make sure you are comfortable with it and if possible, do not wear something to get attention. Just go with the flow, feel good about yourself and feel good about the night ahead.
Know when you should be going home, when you should be out with the guy and when you can have someone else there with you. Plan ahead and have plans for the night.
Do not let a guy dictate the pace of the evening. Most men like a woman to be a little experimental with the pace.
Have a game plan, so you can go over some basic talking points you had planned to bring up before the night begins. You should also know your ground rules beforehand.
Know what you would like to do before you go to bed. Perhaps go for a walk at the end of the date. Before you go to bed, have a nice chat and laugh about things from the night so you won’t be dreading the next day.
Be honest with each other and be straightforward with your feelings. If you really care about your date, you will try to understand where he or she is coming from and how can you give them what they want.
Go out and enjoy yourselves as much as you can on the first date. Enjoy each other’s company and the night ahead.