Dating can be a fun process on the way to finding your perfect match. First dates in particular can be nerve wracking, but there are several things you can do to ensure that your date will go well. Below, we'll share with you a few tips on how to have a successful first date and how to keep the evening flowing smoothly.
Strike a conversation
During the first date, you will be getting to know the person you are with and that person will become familiar with who you are. Remember, first impressions do count. Your date will wake up the next morning remembering their date last night and you'll want them to have good things to focus on. For the first date, it's best to keep conversation to light hearted topics rather than serious ones. You can feel out your date to see if he/she is ready to talk about serious matters. If not, just ask some light questions to get to know them better. You can ask them about their life and what plans they have for the future, but try to be light hearted and genuinely interested in what they have to say.
Although you may be nervous, try your best to be yourself. Laugh at their funny remarks and show interest in what they have to say. A successful first date will be one where you are genuinely interested in your date. Be sure to make eye contact and follow their lead if they are ready to move into another topic of conversation.
If you want to set a good impression, one step is to dress nice. Part of the first impression is visual. Although it's not appropriate to judge a book by its cover, the truth is appearance does count and it makes a difference in your overall impression. You could consider dressing to accentuate your best features but remember to be comfortable. You won't want to spend your first date in uncomfortable attire that could distract your attention away from the person you're with.