Congratulations! You finally asked the girl of your dreams for a date. You can’t express the joy you are feeling in words. Right? However, you are also nervous. Isn’t it? After all, working up the courage to ask your crush for a big first date is a huge milestone. And you do not want anything to go wrong that can hamper your chances of going on a second date. Well, don’t fret! Going out on a date is exciting, yet it can make you nervous, especially if you like the girl a lot. There is so much going on in mind before the first date, and it can be like the deal maker or breaker. That’s why you should remember a few things to ensure your date goes perfectly and opens the way for a second date and more meetings. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Don’t do weird things! Be normal!
Being normal on your first date is the best advice you will ever hear. It means don’t do things that people consider weird to do on the first date. For instance:
- Asking her about her dating history on the first date is creepy. No one likes to dig up their dating history on the first date.
- Asking her about her dream wedding, kids, their names, and more is also something you shouldn’t bring up on your first date.
Instead, talk to her about other things, like what is her job? What is she passionate about? Be cordial and try to interact with her as you would with someone you are meeting for the first time. The rest of the things- dating history, kids, and more will come, and you can talk about them, but not on your first date.
- Give her some flowers
For your first date, taking a fresh flower bouquet for her is the perfect thing to do. Most girls love roses, and it will help start the date on the right note. Make the gesture grand by getting fresh flowers bouquets that are everlasting. It will not only impress her but keep you in her memories.
- Don’t be too touchy
Even if the girl you are taking on the first date is a known person (office colleague or college friend), being overly touchy towards her is not the ideal thing to do. It can come across as creepy, even if it’s not what you are trying to do. For instance, giving her a hand for support when climbing out of the car is fine. However, putting your arms around her neck or shoulder may be too much.
- Dress your best
First impressions matter and your dressing sense can help make the right first impression. Dressing up is always the right move to make, irrespective of where you are going.
- Always be on time
If you are picking her up from her place or a particular point, reach there at the exact time you told her. If meeting her at the venue, be sure to reach there a bit earlier than her. She will be impressed to see you there on time and ready to welcome her. No one likes a date who comes late. (If there is a genuine reason for being late, inform her in advance). Also, ensure you make a reservation at the restaurant so that you don’t have to wait a long time to be seated.
- Plan something different
Plan your first date a bit differently or according to her taste. (Social media can help in this, or if you have been chatting online, you may have some hint). You don’t have to go overboard, simple but nice things, like planning a picnic in the garden and cooking her a meal is one idea. Whatever you plan, make sure you give her a hint so that she can dress up for the date accordingly.
It’s okay to be a bit nervous. However, don’t treat your first date like an exam. Otherwise, the pressure will take the fun out of the entire thing. Remember to have fun, be yourself, and charm the other person with your wits and humour (without being obnoxious). Try these tips and enjoy your night out with the prettiest girl in tow.