Going on a first date soon? This post will guide you on what to do and what not to do on your date.
When going on a first date, it is important that you know how to behave. You should know the do's and don'ts, as your first date is the only opportunity you have to make a first impression. This will eventually determine if you two will move the relationship to the next level.
Avoid the following when out on a first date:
1. Arriving late
Punctuality is important, especially on a first date. Do not show up late so as not to send the wrong message across, like you don't care about or respect other people's time.
2. Talking about your Ex
Steer clear of any discussion about your past relationships because a first date is not an appropriate time to talk about any of that. Rather, it is a time to get to know each other better.
3. Demonstrating poor listening skills
When on a first date, you should use the opportunity to learn a lot of things about your new partner. Therefore, it is necessary to listen to what your date says.
4. Looking unkempt
When going on a first date, pay a lot of attention to your appearance. Don't show up looking messy and shabby. Make sure you look well-groomed and smell fresh because you have only one chance to make a first impression on your date.
5. Telling your whole life history
Don't talk too much to the extent that you reveal your entire life story. Your date will be bored and you will also make yourself less of a challenge because you revealed too much too soon. This doesn't mean that you should not be yourself. Do you alright, but know where and when to strike the balance.
6. Forgetting your manners
It is important to demonstrate good manners and appropriate behaviour when you are spending time with your new partner. It shows respect for yourself and your date.
7. Inviting your friends
Your first date is a chance to know this new person you want to get into a relationship with. So, it will not be proper to bring two or three additional people along. Both of you need all the time and privacy you can get to bond with each other. Letting your friends tag along is a No-No!