Tips For A Successful First Date

by Patricia Fason

A first date can be stressful. Trying to decide what to wear, where to go, will they like me, what do I say, and the countless other things that pass through our head beforehand. Here are a few tips that I hope will help you through it so you can just relax and have fun.

Dress Attractively You should wear something appropriate for wherever you are going on the date. Ladies, don't dress too sexy for the first date or you will appear easy. Men, don't dress too casually (i.e. shorts and a t-shirt, unless you are going to the beach) as you want her to know that you made an effort to look attractive for your date.

Intelligent Conversation Engage the other person with interesting topics. If you are unsure what to talk about, ask them questions about themselves, or watch the news the night before so you can chat about world events. Talking about an ex is a no-no.

Sense of Humor Laughing together is always a good thing. If you have an amusing joke or story, tell it. A first date is about getting to know each other, so keeping things light and fun is the best way to go. Be aware that your date is probably nervous also so chuckle if their jokes are lame and give them a break.

Listen When the other person is talking to you, pay attention. A lot of useful information can be gathered this way.(continued)

The rest of the aticle can be found in The Ultimate Guide to Dating & Relationship Advice.

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