Whether you’ve met online and chatted for a few weeks before meeting, or a friend, a first date, has set you up is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. After all, this person could potentially lead to a long-term relationship.
Preparing for what could be your soon-to-be leaves you with a ton of questions. After all, you want to be prepared to sweep them off their feet so they can fall madly in love with you. But if you’re like most people, nerves often get in the way of this, and they end up canceling the date or leaving anything but a good impression.
When it comes to making first impressions, there are some things that you’ll need to know that will help to minimize your worries. It’s no secret that first impressions are often the deciding factor when it comes to having a second date. Getting ready for your date requires more than showering, picking out a killer outfit, and telling them about yourself as if you’re interviewing for a job.
Here are some ways that you can prepare for your first date that will hopefully secure your second date,
Engaging Conversation Made Simple
Things are often awkward in the beginning – nerves are high, you’re wondering if your hair looks okay or if you remembered to shut off the curling iron. The both of you want to make a good impression. Sometimes good conversations need to be prepared for. You can find a list of thought-provoking questions that will help to get the conversation going without sounding as though you’re interviewing them for a job.
As women, we want to dig deep into who they are and uncover their priorities and values. We’re attracted to the tough guy with a good heart, the nice guy who values family, and we want to know how they talk about their ex, and this can all be achieved with simple questions that you’ve prepared beforehand.
Try asking about what they like to do and how they spend their time. These questions will tell you a lot about them.
Be Prepared To Listen
Conversation goes both ways, and listening is a great way to show that you’re interested in knowing more about the other person. So when you ask a question, be prepared to sit there and listen to what they are saying without interrupting with a story or opinion of your own.
Let’s be honest; listening isn’t always easy, especially if the other person isn’t very interesting. Be prepared to listen to them anyway.
Looking Your Best Shows You’re Interested
First impressions are important, and knowing this puts a significant amount of pressure on you to find the perfect outfit. But the outfit isn’t necessarily as important as looking presentable. For example, showing up with a wrinkled shirt or stained pants will give the impression that you’re not really hoping for a second date.
Choosing or buying a new outfit for the occasion is fun and exciting, so go out and buy a new dress; plus dresses are great options for any occasion too! Put on your favorite high heels that elongate your legs and give your calves that beautiful definition.
Don’t Let your Connection Get In The Way of Your Connection
More than likely, it’s happened before. You meet someone, and there’s an instant connection. This can be a wonderful feeling. But unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that you should start planning your wedding, take a breath and enjoy the moment. For some, that connection could mean two different things, and uncovering if they are on the same page for how you feel is essential.
Let Them Fall For You, Not Who You Pretend To Be
This might sound cliche, but there’s truth behind it. Of course, nerves might make that seem nearly impossible, and most people understand that there’s going to be some awkwardness on the first date. Far too many women try to pretend to be the person who they think the other one wants them to be because you want them to like you. But you want to be accepted for who you are because you are pretty amazing, and you can only pretend for so long before the truth comes out, and everything crumbles.