Going on a first date can be scary. I mean obviously it depends on who you are going on the date with. But whether it is someone completely new, a blind date, or someone you have been friends with for a while, there might be some things that scare you. Here are some tips on how you can try and make that first date just a little bit less stressful.
Arrive on time
If you are going on a date then you need to arrive on time. Showing up late is just rude. If it in completely unavoidable for some reason then at least message your date and let them know that you will be late and give them a rough estimate for how long you will be.
There is no point in trying to be someone that you think your date will love. I mean you’re on the date so obviously you were appealing in the first place. Trying to be someone else is exhausting and if things do progress then you’ll pretty much have to be that person forever. If your date likes you then great and if not, then it’s their loss.
Don’t check your phone
Going on your phone shows a lack of interest. It’s completely different if there is an actual emergency and you need to excuse yourself to take a phone call. But taking your phone out and texting your friends, or checking social media is not good etiquette.
Or, if you cannot drive yourself then ask someone to drop you off and fetch you again. If you have never met this person, or hardly know them, then getting into the car with them on the first date might not be the best idea. Also, if something goes wrong on the date you don’t really want them driving you home afterwards. Of course if you are going on a date with someone you have known for ages then this might not apply to you.
Wear something comfortable
Wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in. If you spend the whole date worrying about what you are wearing then you are not going to be able to enjoy yourself as much. Also, don’t worry about what your date might want to see you in. You dress for you. I would recommend that you wear something place appropriate – for example, don’t wear a ballgown if you’re going to the movies, but that is also up to you.
Obviously these are just a few tips, and everyone’s first date situations are different so they might not all apply.
Have you been on a first date recently? What was it like? Do you have any plans to go on one soon? Let me know in the comments below!