Whether you have been on a date before or whether you’ve been single for some time, most of us men know very little about how to have a great first date. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been single. It could be months or a few minutes. You could definitely use some help that will help you paddle through the wild waters of dating. If you want to make your first date perfect and make sure she thinks about you afterwards, then here are some helpful first date tips and suggestions to make your date fun, romantic and great.
Here are the top 10 first date tips & hacks to hopefully make this first date, your last first date.
Top 10 First Date Tips & Hacks:
1. Do some research
Thank God for social media. These days it’s become so easy to know someone simply by checking out their online profile. Okay, I am not talking about cyberstalking here. Backup there a little. You don’t want to be a creep. But it can be a good idea to know your date a little bit before going to meet her. Checking out her social media profiles will help you understand her interests, likes and dislikes. What shows and movies she likes. What type of cuisine she prefers. What type of activities she is into. This will help you plan your date in a smarter way without being manipulative.
2. Pick a great location
The place you choose for the date will set the tone for the rest of the evening. Once you have done some research about your her, you will be better able to pick the right place for your first date. In case you don’t know what she likes, it’s best to choose a neutral location where you can sit down, relax, talk and get to know each other. You certainly don’t want to go bungee jumping on your first date. However, that doesn’t mean you simply pick a fancy restaurant to hang out at. Although dinner and a movie is the classic choice, I would suggest you take her to a coffee shop or a local bar. The convenient and casual environment will make sure that she doesn’t feel awkward and freely engage in no pressure conversation.
3. Look hot
I cannot stress this enough. Looking good is mandatory. Period. Dress well and look sexy AF. You don’t need to rent a tux but make sure to wear some of your best clothes, set your hair properly, get a shower, use a deo and wear that confidence. Top it off with a nice genuine smile. The better you look, the more confident you will feel. The better you look, the more interested she will be in getting to know you.
4. Just be yourself
I know you want her to like you and even fall in love with you. But you can’t make someone like you. Of course you can put on a show, be a fake person and do things you believe she might like, but still she is not liking YOU. She is like that fake person you’re being. Relax a bit and breathe. You don’t know what she will like. So it’s best to just be yourself. Be who you are and she just might like that. She may be looking for exactly the type of person you are. When you are yourself, you will be more open and flexible to your surroundings. That means you will react better to whatever she does or says and show her who you are. Take things easy and light and just let her meet and fall in love with YOU.
5. Talk, listen and share
Now that you are on a date with this pretty lady, what do you say to her? What do you talk about? You are not here to make small talk. You are here to make a connection. So how can you make sure the conversation is interesting and fun? Figure out what you are going to say in the first 30 seconds. That’s it. This is the most awkward part of the date. But if you know what you will say and what topics you want to talk about in the initial 30 seconds, then you can set the conversation flow and set a momentum. Once you have started the conversation, let her talk and make sure you listen to her. From here onwards, just go with the flow.