It takes a lot to finally pick up the courage to ask someone out. But when you do and their answer is yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, soon you become anxious again. Now you have to plan out the ultimate first date. Of course, the first date of various people means different things. Some may like it to be casual like a movie and dinner while others would like it to more fancy like a candlelight dinner at a restaurant. This will depend on what your date would like and also what you would enjoy doing as well. Read on to find out how you can make a lasting impression on your first date.
Pick an Activity
First dates don’t necessarily have to be just sitting and talking. Of course, this would be a nice way to get to know each other since you both don’t know each other well this early. But if you don’t have anything common to talk about, then it becomes awkward. If you engage in some activity like going to a carnival or museum, you can focus on that rather than just talking about each other. Furthermore, you’ll get to see the side of your date being themselves and having fun which is the best way to get to know someone well.
Once you’ve found what you want to do on the date and where you want to go, then you have to make sure you wear the proper clothing for it. Pick an outfit from the fable clothing. You also don’t want your partner to wear a cocktail dress to a carnival, so inform them of the dress code beforehand so they won’t feel uncomfortable. If you’re a girl, don’t go too heavy on the makeup. And if you’re a guy don’t go too heavy on the cologne. Just keep it as simple and natural as you can. But don’t make it seem like you didn’t put any effort either because that would be such a turnoff.
Be Genuine but Don’t Make Them Your Therapist
We’ve all experienced heartbreak but this is not the time or place to vent about it. Don’t speak about exes. But be genuine and honest. You want them to know who you are. You don’t want them finding out later and rejecting you. Be prepared to be rejected as well. It won’t be the end of the world. Also, be assertive about wanting a second date if you like them. Most times people act too proud or vain and don’t get asked out simply due to misunderstanding. Share your thoughts but at the same time listen to theirs and allow them to express their concerns as well.
The most important thing is going for a first date is to have an open mind and having a good time. Always remember that if you feel nervous there’s a good chance that your date is feeling the same. So, take it easy, keep it simple and make sure you communicate well and have fun.