It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dating for years or if you’re just getting back into the senior dating scene – meeting someone for the very first time can be a bit nerve-wracking. As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a great first impression.
Therefore, if you’re dating someone for the first time, getting off on the best foot possible can make a real difference into whether or not a second date will occur or your date will suddenly have an “emergency”.
5 Important Tips To Create That Great First Date Impression
When it comes to scent, it’s the more powerful thing linked to memory. Not so sure about that? Think about the funny guy who had bad breath when he talked to you – how well do you remember that person? The important thing is not to be this person. Make sure you chew some gum, breath minutes or gargle some mouthwash to reduce any buildup of plague or leftover onion breath. Avoid any bad-breath foods while you’re out on a date.
Be There On Time
In order to make a great first impression, make sure you’re there on time. If you show up on time or early, it shows your date that you take them and your commitment seriously. It also shows them that you’re organized – most people love this trait in other people.
Have A Lot Of Energy
Meeting someone – anyone – can be a bit nerve-wracking. However, go in with some energy and your date will remember the experience. With energy, your date will get the impression that you want to be with them – that you’re excited about meeting them. This kind of energy can rub off on your date, breaking the ice so that things are less awkward.
One way to have energy is to do a little workout before you go out. When you work out, your brain releases endorphins that make your body feel good and puts you in the mood to go out and about. You should never take a nap before your date. This can alter your sleeping schedule and make you feel groggy.
Do A Little Research On Your Date
Are you meeting your date for the first time? If so, then consider going back over his/her profile and find out what interests them. There is all kinds of information about them on their profile. Use this information to talk about the things they like, and they’re sure to open up about the other things they make them happy.
Have A Little Perspective
Your nerves and anxiety are going to run high on your first date, and it can cause them to lose some perspective about things. It’s normal for people to put an excessive amount of emphasis on things – to ensure things are going just right. If you think too much about the moves you’re making, you’re going to be hesitant about making any at all.
Don’t forget… this really is a first date. When it comes to your expectations, being nervous is normal. However, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to expect everything from the first date. If things don’t appear to be going well, there are other people you can date – just maintain your perspective on dating and your first dates are going to go well.