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First Date Success: Top Tips to Wow Your Partner on Your First Date
First Date Tips
First date. Those two small words are capable of sending shivers through even the most tough of people; either of excited anticipation, or of blind fear!

Going on a first date can be an exhilarating, but also nerve-wracking experience. You really like them, but you’re worried about saying the wrong thing, doing the wrong thing, or just not giving the right impression of yourself.

However, now’s the time to stop panicking. With this handy guide, you’ll never struggle on a first date ever again.

Dream Dates: First Date Success with These Amazing Top Tips

  • Go with the right attitude. It’s natural to be nervous when you go on your first date. Everyone feels a little bit scared, and it’s important to remember that your date will probably be feeling as nervous as you! Try to go with the attitude that you’re going to have fun. Rather than looking at the date as something to be ‘survived’, see it as a chance to get to know your love interest, and for them to get to know you in return. It’s a great opportunity for you two to have fun together and start to move things forward into a steady relationship.

  • Pick a fun location. It’s really important to get the location right, especially if you’re worried about running out of things to say! A romantic meal might seem like a great idea, but it also puts a lot of pressure on you both to keep the conversation flowing. Choosing a fun activity, such as bowling, is a great way to get talking, whilst having a good time together.

  • Remember that first impressions count. You shouldn’t try to be someone that you’re not, but you should try to remember your manners, to make sure you’re making a good impression. Texting and talking on your mobile phone, for example, is not a good idea, and could leave your date thinking that you’re not interested in them.

  • Think about body language. It’s amazing how much people communicate using body language, rather than the spoken word. If you want to give your date the impression that you’re really interested in what they have to say, make sure not to cross your arms (which can seem closed and defensive) and lean forwards slightly, keeping your face directed to theirs.

  • Think of some conversation starters before you go. Obviously, you don’t need to prepare a script, but it makes sense to have some conversation starters in your head, if there are any awkward silences! Think about things that you’d genuinely like to know about them, such as the music they are into, the films they like to watch, and what they like doing for fun. However, it’s really important to remember to listen as well as just talk; your date will want to feel that you’re interested in what they have to say.

And as for Getting the Goodnight Kiss?

When it comes to the goodnight kiss, it’s important to go with instinct. If the moment feels right, then go for it. If it doesn’t, don’t force it!

A great way to initiate a kiss is to give your date a hug at the end of the evening. As you move closer, you’ll be able to tell whether or not they want to kiss you by reading their body language. If they’re making eye contact, and not pulling away, then it’s probably safe to presume that they’re as keen to enjoy a romantic moment as you are!