For many first-timers, what to do on a first date can be a problem. Going on a first date, most people panic and get confused as to where to take their dates, what should they wear and how they should act. It is very common to see someone getting cold feet during his first date. I was also among the many people who got cold feet during my first date. I can still lucidly remember the emotions and the thoughts that went through my mind during my first date. Of course, we all want to make a good impression so the other person will consider a second date with us. But most of the time, because we spend way too much time thinking about the date we end up failing to reach our goal (which is a second or third or more dates to come). So, to help you loosen-up and enjoy your first date, here are my tips for you on what you should do on your first date.
What To Do On A First Date Tip #1: Dining Manners
Yes, dining manners are very important especially if you are having dinner in a fine-dining restaurant. You wouldn’t want to cause a scene and let people stare at you because of your ill-manners. Also, you don’t want to embarrass your date. If you are unfamiliar with the utensils to use, there is actually a rule to this. Use the outer utensils for the first course and inward you go as the different courses arrive. The dessert utensil is always located at the top of the plate. You should also act very refined when eating. This can be hard to do for many people since they feel like they are being untrue to their date. Truth is, you just have to have dining manners. Not that you will lie about how you talk or how you act or about yourself. It is just knowing how to place yourself in a high-society environment and looking like you belong. This is more of just adaptation.
What To Do On A First Date Tip #2: Be Conversational
Most people fail in this department. Sometimes people can just be too self-centered and talk nothing more than them. I hate going on dates when the other party keeps talking about himself. When he does that, I lose interest because it means he is not interested in me. He is interested with himself. When going on a date, especially your first date, try to be conversational. Ask him questions and make sure he asks you questions too. There are two parties involved here and not just one.
There are also certain things which you should not talk about on a first date. Don’t talk about your exes, financial status, or even sex. That is just inappropriate. Also, make sure that you send out your date a complement but make sure that you don’t go overboard. It might seem that you are that desperate for his attention.
What To Do On A First Date Tip #3: Time
Time is always important. Never be late when you have a date. It can send out the wrong signals like the person is not important, you don’t care about other people, or you are not interested with going out with him. Be sure that you are on time. If you can’t make it on time, make sure that you call the other party to inform him that you will be a little late.
Another thing with timing is how long first dates should last. First dates shouldn’t actually last that long. Take this date as like just having a good meal with a new friend. This way, you keep the other party interested in you and might want to ask you out for a second date.
What To Do On A First Date Tip #4: Giving Gifts
It can be a nice gesture to give your date a gift on your first date. But do not give something extravagant or very expensive as it can send out the wrong message. A simple bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates would be enough.
These tips when going on a first date can help you have a successful date. Who knows, you might end up with more dates after if you take these advices. Now you know what to do on a first date, it is now up to you and your charm how you will keep the other party interested in you and consider a next date. Good luck!