1. Be on time and avoid being late.
We know you’re excited, but don’t arrive at your date a half-hour or even an hour early! You don’t need any extra stress while you’re waiting for him. Furthermore, you may give the impression to the waiters that you have been stood up. Simply take your time getting ready for the night and keep a close eye on the time.
Also, please do not be late! You want to make a good first impression, so don’t be late in the hopes of receiving a lavish welcome. This is one of those occasions when being fashionably late will not benefit you or your date.
2. Don’t kiss on your first date.
This isn’t about being a prude or being easygoing; it’s about keeping the mystery alive for your second date. Before you put your trust in someone, you should get to know them well. Even if it’s just a kiss, it’s still a big deal, especially for women. You don’t let just anyone get that close to your face.
If you truly like him, wait until the fifth date, if you’re still shy, to consent to that sweet peck on the lips or cheeks. The point is to make him earn it! That way, you’ll know whether he’s serious about you or just messing with your emotions.
3. Put on a dress that makes you feel at ease.
Wear something that you are comfortable in so that there are no distractions while you are on your date. You won’t have to worry about your skirt sliding up your legs or your top poking you in the chest. Dress simply in your cleanest, most comfortable clothes.
This is also an opportunity for your personality to shine through. You can definitely tell him a lot about yourself by the clothes you wear. Hoop earrings can show him your funky side, while a sleek red dress can show him you like to be classic every now and then.
4. Pump yourself up in front of the mirror.
It’s a good idea to hype yourself up in the mirror or give yourself a pep talk before going on your date. This is the best way to boost your confidence, and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity, especially since you’ll be seeing the man of your dreams in less than an hour! Don’t forget to tell yourself that you are beautiful and the best.
Whether this date turns out to be fantastic or life throws you another lemon and makes it a disaster, at least you are prepared to face it head-on. You’re sassy, confident, and stunning!
5. Refrain from telling your life story.
You’re sitting right across from him, and you’re both talking and having a good time. This is a good thing, so don’t ruin it by telling your life story or oversharing about things. If you want to be the awkwardly funny type, just don’t. Nobody wants to see or hear about that. As previously stated, keep the mystery alive for a little while longer to see if he’s truly interested.
Oversharing can also bore your date, especially if you’re the only one who’s talking. Allow him to talk about the things he enjoys as well. If you’re nervous and this is a result of your nerves, try your hardest to keep it in.
6. Don’t try to impress others by being a phony.
Please don’t pretend to be one just to impress the guy you’re dating. It would be like lying to him and to yourself because you aren’t the person you’re portraying. If he says he enjoys hiking, don’t go around saying you’re a hiker who has come to score some brownie points with him.
Remember that lying isn’t going to get you anywhere. Yes, being his ideal person makes him fall in love with you, but it’s still a ruse. You’ll almost certainly be discovered in the end, so it’s best to come clean in the first place.
7. Be the best version of yourself possible.
On the other hand, we strongly advise you to be the best version of yourself as much as possible. Demonstrate to him how much fun and interesting you can be without being phony. If you find yourself disagreeing with him on some issues, don’t be afraid to express your thoughts rather than changing your stance just to make him like you.
If he likes your personality, that’s great because it means he likes you just for being you. If he doesn’t like it, that’s fine, and there’s no need to apologize for being yourself. The important thing is that you demonstrated to him how you should be.
First dates can be nerve-racking, especially for those going on their first dates ever, but it shouldn’t be all napkin-twisting and forehead-sweating. Remember to breathe deeply, relax your muscles, and, most importantly, have fun!
You have no idea where this is going, but that’s the best part. It could turn out to be one of the best or worst experiences of your life, but who knows? Simply cross your fingers!