be appropriate with your compliments
The feeling of going on a first date can be nerve-racking, especially when there is so much anticipation for it to be a good one.
First dates can either be really good or really bad, but there are certain things that can be done to make it memorable.
For a date to be good it has to go through many obstacles, but those obstacles shouldn’t be the people themselves.
So here are some top tips for guys to ensure your dates go perfectly.
1. Don’t Be Cheap
Be ready to spend some cash, maybe even organise the date after payday. Or go to places you know where you can afford the dessert menu.
Remember as the guy, it is good manners for you to pay. Even if she is a independent woman, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat her.
2. Speak Up
Make the conversation flow, there is nothing worse then long pauses and awkward silences.
Somia, a student comments saying: “It’s vital for there to be ongoing conversation especially on first dates, because otherwise you are just there to eat food, watch a movie and you can do that with anyone.”
Make it feel like a date, and not just a hangout session with friends.
Ask her questions that will spur conversation, and those that interest her. She will be responsive when talking about what she likes and knows about.
3. Be a Gentleman
Manners go a long way, as do simple gestures.
Classic moves such as opening the door for your date and pulling out her chair to sit down before you sit down, are all signs that show your date that you are interested.
Being polite to your date just adds to the charm of being a gentleman, and essentially makes her feel special.
4. Dress to Impress
Show that you can scrub up well.
Make an effort for your date so that they will be blown away by your dapper appearance. It will guarantee a smile on her face.
Dress in a suit if you are going to a posh place.
5. Be Confident
Confidence can make the night go smoother, just don’t be cocky. Being confident can make your date feel at ease.
Maybe even bring your date to environments you are comfortable in, so you can get some control over the situation.
Maryam, who recently went on a first date, says:
“The guy I went on a date with was very sure of himself, he made feel at ease and we had a great time because I was comfortable with him.”
6. Be Attentive
Listen and smile. Seem interested when she talks, ask questions to show that you are listening and are intrigued.
Respond in an intelligent manner and show that you respect her opinions, even if you might not openly agree with them.
7. Be On Time
A cliché yes, but there is nothing worse then being late to a first date. Punctuality is key to a potentially burgeoning relationship.
Lateness will not only put a dampener on the whole night, but will also make you both anxious.
8. Compliment your Date
Compliments are always a good ice breaker. But be appropriate with your compliments, especially if your date has put a visible effort in the way she looks.
Avoid sexual sounding compliments as they can sometimes leave a wrong impression. And remember, first impressions are everything!
9. Create a Memorable Ending
Make the end of your date just as good as the beginning and duration of the evening. Leave her with a smile on her face, initiate a hug or maybe even a goodnight kiss.
Just remember, if you can make it through the first date the future will be bright. Do everything with style and enjoy yourself.
Now with these tips in mind, plan your date and have a great time.
If everything goes to plan, you will be guaranteed a second!