It is not uncommon to make some preparations before your first date. You may be worried as to how it will turn out, and seek out first date tips to allay your fears. Preparation almost always lets you do better. There’s a lot of dating wisdom handed out online, but a lot of it is dubious at best. Here are some first date tips that are surer to help you out, so try and use them to your benefit.
Go to a familiar place
Out on a date at a place familiar to you, you’d have better control of the situation. You’d probably know many of the people there at a given time, so you’ll have many sources of help available. If you know a few people there by name, it’s a chance to show off that you get around. Of course it goes without saying you don’t leave her hanging and go catch up with pals. This is time you should be spending with her.
Dine at a good restaurant
Dine out with her. Take her to a place that she likes to eat at. Try Thai food if she has not tasted it before, but only if you have. Order Pad Thai, which is a delicacy almost everyone likes. Get her some ice cream afterwards if you get the feeling she’ll like it.
Be your cool calm self
Relax, and there is no word to replace that. You tense up and the whole date might as well become an ordeal she wants done with. The more relaxed you are the more fun you will have, and – more importantly – be. Go for a relaxing massage before date night, if you think you’ll need that.
Keep Your Expectations Low
Do not build up expectations, thinking she’ll be taken enough by you to try and get a kiss when you drop her off at her door. Leave room for the possibility that she won’t be that into you, and expect to find this out later than sooner. That way you’ll avoid undue disappointment, and it’ll help you stay your honest self.
Set out to spend quality time, and do exactly this. If it kindles no romance, there’s at least the chance that you’ll both have good company to hang out with, afterwards.