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First Date Impressions


First impressions are important make them count

Be on your best behavior

So you've agreed to go out on your first date. Maybe you met online on a dating site and decided to step to the next level. Make sure all your bases are covered before you go. If this is the first date and you've never met in person before make sure that you will be meeting in a public place. If it is at all possible plan to drive yourself to the date. At all costs don't drink too much alcohol!

Don't Arrive Late:
You have agreed on the time so don't be late. Being late sends a negative message, "My time is more valuable and the world revolves around me". Greet your date and let them know how pleased you are to meet them. Complement the way they look, "that dress looks fantastic on you".

Stop, Look, Listen, Listen, and then Listen some more:
You want to put your date at ease as soon as possible. Single people who have been single for a while and have not been really successful in dating tend to start talking and monopolize the conversation. Listening to a person can give you great insight into what kind of person they are.

Don't get too personal on the first date:
It's certainly fair to ask a person about themselves. In some cases you may have to get the conversation going if the other person seems shy. Just proceed with caution when the line of questioning begins. It's probably best to stay away from questions about past relationships and keep to safer questions:

  • What kind of things do you like to do for fun?
  • Are you from here originally?
  • Have you seen any good movies lately?
  • Would you say you're an amusement park or nature hiking person?

Stay Focused on your Date:
Ladies this is where a lot of men fail the test. Men pay close attention to what we are about to say here. Don't let your eyes wander around the room as your date is spilling her heart out to you. This is a definite way to not get a second date. You've asked for her time and she generously agreed to share her time with you so don't waste her time. Spend the time with her and don't shop for a better model while your out.

Ending the Date:
If there is a mutual attraction don't forget to get her number and don't expect a kiss on the first date. If she likes you she will let you know whether it's a handshake or possibly a kiss that will end the date. In either case, thank each other for the evening and make sure to let them know that you enjoyed your time together. If there is no hope for a second date let them know graciously. "I really enjoyed meeting you and you are a very nice person. I enjoy meeting new people. I would like to stay in touch as I value you as a new friend. Thank you for this evening". Wish them well, if they persist don't lead them on let them know that you really enjoyed meeting them but you are not ready for a second date.

By Lynn Gerino - resource articles for topics in family, lifestyle, religion, relationships and more.
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