There’s no doubt about it, first dates can be nerve-wracking for anyone, and there are so many questions you’re likely to have. Here are some top tips on what to do and what not to do on your first date.
Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol
If you’re going to a bar for a couple of drinks or to a restaurant, try to avoid drinking too much alcohol. Although it’s often the first thing people do to calm their nerves, it can harm how the date goes. You may find that you end up being clumsy, not making sense, or don’t remember the night, all of which you don’t want to happen. Give yourself a limit you know will work for you, and stick to this. Two drinks is a sensible amount.
One of the most important things you should always do on any date, but especially a first date, is utterly true to yourself. Don’t hide who you are, or what you’re looking for in fear of disappointing the other person, if the person is right for you they will like you exactly the way you are, and if they don’t, then you don’t have to waste any more time on further dates to end up let down.
Dress for The Occasion
Try to find out as much about the date as possible beforehand. If it’s a meal or bar, research it online to see what kind of vibe and dress code it is before you turn up, so you can plan your outfit in advance. If it’s a more casual date such as the cinema, or a picnic in the park, then obviously don’t go too overdressed and remember always to wear something you feel comfortable in.