5 Easy Ways To Prep For the First Date
So you are going on a date with a guy, and you want to know some great tips for first date. A first date is a very important step in creating the relationship you want with a man. And I know because you are reading this that making a good first impression is important to you. Follow these 5 tips to not fall into these common mistakes that women make on first dates.
1) Dress appropriately
Dressing appropriately can be tough if you do not know a lot about the place you are going. If you do not know the name of the place you are going, ask your date how you should dress. Do not get into which colors you should wear or if you should wear a V-neck top or not. Ask him questions about whether it is a more casual place where you can wear jeans, or if it would be better to wear something a tad bit dressier.
MEGA TIP: No matter where you go, make sure that you are comfortable in whatever you are wearing. This means not wearing clothes that are too small or that fall off of you. Your clothing should fit nicely on you. If you have a tough time choosing something that will look good, peruse through women’s magazines find an outfit that you like and mimic that outfit. You don’t have to go out and buy expensive clothes to do this. You can find the same style of clothes at a department store or even in your closet.
MEGA MEGA TIP: The more comfortable you are in what you are wearing, the more confidence you will be. If possible test the outfit out at another event or gathering before wearing it on your date. See if you get compliments or gauge how confident you are wearing the outfit.
2) Speak up for yourself
Sometimes on dates women feel that they can not disagree with a man or offer an opinion. This train of thought is completely wrong. Let him know that you value yourself. This does not mean disagreeing with everything he says but letting him know what you actually think can show him you are not afraid to communicate.
3) Use your compliments wisely
If you like the place or venue that your date has picked out, you can compliment him indirectly by talking about how good of a time you are having or what a great atmosphere the place has. This gives the same if not a better effect than telling him he picked out a great location. If you go to a restaurant and the food is delicious, talk about it. By you appreciating the place he has picked for the date, you give him the confidence to ask you out again.
DATER BEWARE: This same principle works if you do not like the location. If you complain about the location your date might take it personally. Or if you watch a movie, and you hated it, your date can take this negatively as well. If you really like the time you spent with your date and do not want to hurt his feelings, focus on the positive aspects of the date and talk about those.
4) Be mysterious
On a first date, especially if you have not had one in a while, it can be tempting to tell all the great things about you in the first sitting. Avoid doing this. You do not want to overwhelm your date with your entire life story. The first date should be light and fun. Share with your date the types of music you like and what you like to do in your free time. Avoid talking about serious topics like how you hate your job or how you are so sad because your pet just died, this can make your date really uncomfortable.
5) Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
Chances are everything will not be perfect on the first date. Do not fret. Allow yourself to goof up. Do not be too hard on yourself. Learn from your mistakes and do better next time. Most likely your date will not notice or will not even care. Often times we put a lot more pressure on ourselves than other people do.