There is no denying that dating is great fun! However, if you want to get to the point where he is just itching to see you again as soon as possible, you have to pass the tricky first date, which is usually more awkward than anything else.
These five tips will help you make a great first impression on your first date and have him asking for a second.
- Confide in him.
When you find yourself at ease with this guy, you’ll find that it is so much easier to be yourself with him. You’ll be relaxed and when he sees that you’re relaxed, he will be too. This allows you to open up and confide in him. We don’t mean air out your dirty laundry, but share some of the more personal things about yourself. Share things about your family, your alma mater, and even crazy adventures you’ve been on with friends.
- Research him.
Considering that you two met online, you already know some things about the other person, like where they live, what their interests are, and where they attended school. When you Google or Facebook them, you can use the information you find to help keep the conversation going. Of course, you don’t want to go digging through their Facebook posts and comment on something from three years ago. Keep it classy, not stalkery.
- Copy him.
You know how they say that imitation is best form of flattery? It’s kind of true. Sure, it may have been annoying when your little sister would do it when you were kids, but now that you’re an adult, you can use mimicry to subtly tell the person that you’re interested in that you’re in tune with them. It is natural for us to seek out others who are similar to us and when you mimic his movements, you are sending that signal. For example, if he takes a sip of a drink, wait a few heart beats and do the same. If he crosses his leg, wait a moment and do the same. You don’t want to do it the second he does something, or do everything he does, because that would be just as annoying as it was during your childhood.
- Use body language.
You may have heard that a crowded bar or a noisy restaurant isn’t the best place for a first date, when in fact it may be a good way to end the date. Why? It gives you a reason to get close to one another in a more intimate setting. When that physical barrier has been broken (because you are so close to one another), it makes hand holding or a good night kiss less intimidating.
- Keep the adrenaline pumping.
The more energy you put into a date, the closer you two may become. Have you ever noticed that when you do something adventurous with a group of friends, you tend to bond over the experience? The same can be said with a date. When you choose to go on a date that has an element of danger, you two will be able to bond and become closer!