Going on a date can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it’s your first date with someone new. Avoid speaking or doing anything that will make your date uncomfortable if you want to leave a positive impression. Fortunately, being a suitable date isn’t rocket science. Following a few simple guidelines ensures that your next date is enjoyable for both of you.
Here are some pointers on how to be a suitable date:
Plan an exciting date
Nobody wants to spend their time on a boring date. If you’re unsure what to do, ask your date for suggestions. It would help if you didn’t have any trouble finding anything enjoyable because there are numerous things to do in every city.
Nothing is more frustrating than waiting around for someone who’s running late. If you know you will be running late, call or text your date to let them know. And if you’re early, try to find something fun to do nearby until your date arrives.
Looking or seeming distracted or constantly checking your phone while on a date is among the worst things you can do. Put away your phone and give your full attention to your date. This will demonstrate that you value their time and are interested in them.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not just to impress your date. They’ll appreciate you more if they see the real you from the start. Besides, they’ll eventually see the real you if things go well anyway!
Be on time
This one should be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many guys show up late for dates. If you’re running late, call or text your date to let her know and apologize. Nothing says “I’m not interested”, like keeping someone waiting.
Dress the part
Again, you’d be astonished at how many men arrive for dates looking as if they’ve just gotten out of bed. Make sure you’re well-groomed and wearing clothes that are clean and presentable. You don’t have to wear a suit, but at least put some effort into your appearance.
Be a gentleman
Open doors for your date, pull out her chair and let her order first. Small gestures like these go a long way in making a good impression.
Nobody wants to date a boring guy who talks about himself all night. Make sure you have prepared some exciting stories and topics of conversation so you can keep the conversation flowing all night long.
This is perhaps the most important tip of all. If you’re not having fun, chances are your date isn’t either. Relax, be yourself, and enjoy the experience of getting to know someone new.
Following these tips will ensure your next date is a success. Just remember to relax and be yourself, and you’ll be sure to make a good impression. Who knows? Maybe this will be the start of something special.