First Date Etiquette & Tips
Going on a first date might be somehow frightening! This is a normal feeling since you still don’t know your partner very well! Remember that you are not the only one who feels strange or shy in a situation where no one knows each other.
Keep reading! In this article, I will share you some pieces of advice in order to increase your chances of succeeding your first date.
1-Don’t Be Late
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready so you’ll be able to show up on time. Being late shows a lack of respect for the other person and will start the date off on the wrong foot. No one likes to wait! Remember that!
2-Be Yourself / Be Honest
It’s never a good policy to act like someone you aren’t, and a first date is no exception. Just try to be yourself even in the way you look. Don’t try to lie or to hide things. Be confident and try to let your personality shine from the early beginning.
3-Make Eye Contact
Body language is one of the ways people can tell whether or not you’re interested. If you face your partner and make eye contact when he or she is talking, the conversation will be more engaging and fruitful. However, if you have one foot pointed toward the door, your arms folded during the entire discussion or you keep looking over the other person’s shoulder, you’re showing your lack of interest.
4-Keep Your Phone in Your Pocket
Don’t keep checking your phone for texts or missed calls while you’re out with someone. It’s important to be present and to show interest. It’s best if you put your phone on silent unless there’s a reason for having the sound on.
5-Don’t Give Too Much Information Too Soon
If your goal in life is to get married and start having children right away, that’s fine. But the first date isn’t the best time to bring this up, or you run the risk of scaring the other person off. However, if the other person asks if you ever want children, you can be honest without making him or her feel that you’re desperate to get started on a family right away. Keep the conversation casual and save the heavy discussions for later, when the person has more of a reason to know these things.
6-Expect to Pay Your Share of the Bill
Gone are the days when the man always picked up the tab. While some men still prefer to do that, don’t expect it. Be prepared to pay for any food you eat, drinks you consume and entertainment you enjoy on your date. If you want to pay for the other person’s share, offer to do so, but don’t argue or fight over it.
In sum, when going on a first date, remember that the purpose of spending time together isn’t to determine whether or not you want to spend your life with this person. It’s more of an opportunity to find out whether or not you’d like to get to know him or her better. A first date is basically about figuring out whether you want to go on a second date or not.
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