No matter how we deny it, society still dictates the man to make the first move when it comes to dating. There’s nothing wrong with standing by the tradition. There are still women who prefer to be asked on a date formally.
It probably took you a good ten minutes and 10 ounces of courage when you asked someone out. What’s next after she said yes to your invitation? This article will give you a simple rundown on how to make your first date a success. Remember, it amps your chances of finally winning her heart.
Plan and Pay
If you think that asking her when and where your date will be is a great idea, you’re wrong. Always have a place and date in mind. Choose a place that’s perfect for a first date – comfortable and silent. Others usually plan a movie or concert date. Chances are, you’ll only end up knowing a little about each other. Pick a place where you can interact and converse. Insist on paying and pick up the check as soon as it arrives. Be the gentleman that you should be. You’ll eventually split the bill when the right time comes.
Meet Her Expectations
Show your confidence, but avoid being proud. Remember that when a woman says yes to going out, it means that she wants to spend time with you. Turn your wry smile into a genuine one. Dress appropriately. There’s no need to buy a new shirt or wear a suit and tie if you’re planning to go to a laidback restaurant. Just make sure that you look presentable. It wouldn’t hurt to shave, brush your teeth and gargle, and put on some cologne. Be punctual. It’s a major deal breaker if you show up later than her. Being on time will surely impress her.
Be a Gentleman
Even the most independent woman on the planet wants to be treated like a princess. Simple things like opening the door for her prove that chivalry is not dead. Use your words wisely. A compliment or two is nice enough. Just remember to avoid comments that are too sensual. Sometimes some compliments can appear to be offensive and overwhelming. Only tell her compliments that are sincere.
Being attentive to your date totally amps up your game. Let her finish speaking before you butt in. Smile, nod, agree, or disagree if you must, but make sure you do so in a respectful way. Pay attention to what she says and don’t just go off topic without giving much thought to what she says.
1. End the night on a high note.
Saying goodbye after a first date can be awkward. Don’t just let the night slip away without saying a proper goodbye. A sweet goodnight with a simple handshake or hug will do. Don’t just walk her to her door and leave her standing there.
First dates make or break a potential relationship. Hopefully, this article has helped you in any way. Just remember that you can never go wrong as long as you have respect, sincerity, and good intentions to offer.