You finally got asked out by that guy you’ve had your eye on, and now it’s time to get ready for that first date! Here are some do’s and don’ts to help guarantee you get that second date!
Choose comfy over sexy. Your instincts may be to grab the sexiest most revealing outfit in your closet, but you may want to think twice. The more comfortable you are in what you’re wearing the more confident you will be on your date. There is nothing wrong with dressing to impress, but if you are dressing to get undressed, you may be giving off the wrong impression.
Depending on your tolerance, a one-drink limit is your safest bet. The last thing you want to be is a drunken or buzzed mess when he’s just trying to ask you where you’re from. There’s nothing wrong with having one drink to calm your nerves, but be careful after anything more than that. There’s nothing more unattractive than a sloppy drunk woman who can’t remember how to get home.
No Ex-talk allowed. Remember, this is your FIRST date. There is no reason to spill all your past relationship history out on the table. Save that for at least Date #2. Let him get to know you, and only you. He didn’t ask you out to get to know your ex-boyfriends. Keep that talk off the table, and focus on the guy in front of you. Remember Ex-boyfriend talk may cause your current date to exit the restaurant.
Wait to get home before you get on your phone. There is no reason for you to be checking your Facebook or Twitter while on a first date. None. Zero. Have some respect, and keep your phone on silent and out of reach while on your date. Even if you’re not interested in him, there’s no need to let him know while he’s still in the room. (And if you need to tell your friend to help you escape the date, at least wait until he goes to the bathroom before you send the “save me now” text.)
To kiss or not to kiss. That is the question… for the both of you. Not every first date ends with a kiss. And there is no obligation that either one of you should be expecting it to happen. But if you had a great time, and feel like you are both in the moment and wanting that first date kiss, then go for it. But never feel pressured to kiss him if you don’t feel like it. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in an awkward first date kiss that you didn’t even want. Gross.
Stick to these easy tips, and you’ll be on your way to date number two. Be confident, comfortable, and yourself, and this just may be the last first date you’ll ever be on. Have fun and good luck!