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Things You Should Do Before Going on A First Date

Nov 29 2019 By Aayushma B.
First date tips
First date tips

If you are going on a date anytime soon, you should try these things.

You probably have researched many ideas about how your first date should go.

Perhaps you looked for some first date advice and tips.

Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to do these things for your upcoming date.

 

1. Know The Location:

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Most of us feel uncomfortable in a new place. Particularly, if you are with someone new as well.

So, before you step out for the romantic evening or day, at least research about the place.

And if you’re too nervous you can visit the place beforehand with your friends so that you get familiar.

This is the best first date tip that anyone can give you, if you want the date to go well.

 

2. Know Who Your Date Is:

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This is very important if you have never met them before.

It is crucial to take care of your safety as well. If you are meeting someone for the very first time on a date, get an idea of who they are. You don’t want to end up in a weird and uncomfortable situation.

Before you agree for the date, make sure you know who they are and have their basic information.

Plus, it is nice to know a little bit about someone in order to hold up a good conversation.

 

3. Free Up Your Schedule:

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On the day of your first date, don’t pack it up with works.

If you have too much work to do during the day, you might be tired for the date.

At the same time you might get distracted if some work related thing is going on in your head.

If you want to have a good first date, use this tip.

The idea of first date is getting to know someone better.

If you are already too caught up with your work, it will not let you focus. Also, you probably won’t create a good impression.

 

4. Remember to Be on Time:

Many think that the idea of first impression on a date is not that important.

But this probably will define how your relationship with that person will progress in the future.

When you are late on the first time you are meeting someone, it might make them feel less important.

Being on time shows how much respect you have for the time of the other party as well.

This will make you feel responsible and respectful. So, free up some time on the day you have planned for the date.

 

5. Prepare A List of Questions:

By this I don’t mean that you write, print out and take a list of questions on the date.

However, one of the best tips to hold a good conversation during the first date is to prepare.

When you try to make an effort on someone, it shows. If you think that this person is worth the shot, try to think of the thinks you think are important in your partner.

List down the things you wanna know the most about the person.

Not only will this help you know them better but will also keep the conversation going.

While preparing for this, you might also prepare how to answer them yourself.

 

6. Make Sure You Are Not Rebounding:

Okay, it’s not for me to say what you do with your life is right or wrong.

But, especially if you think that the other party is deeply invested in you, don’t use them to wipe your pain away.

If you just had a very bad breakup, this is not the time to go around on dates.

Make sure you take a break and understand what is it that you want in your next partner.

When you rush, you are not only wasting your time, but also the other party’s as well.

 

7. Remember That No One Is Perfect and Don’t Make Assumptions:

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Although you probably want the date to be good at certain things, there’s no way that they will be perfect at everything.

Before the first date, try not to carry any kind of ideas about the person.

This might get you disappointed if they don’t meet your expectations.

Just because they have a different way of doing certain things doesn’t mean they are bad. So, don’t carry assumptions before your first date.

 

8. You Don’t Need To Extremely Compatible:

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Before you think that this is not correct, remember that everyone is different in their own way.

People measure compatibility on the basis of how much their thoughts match.

However, it is seen in many successful couple, you might have a completely different set of beliefs.

On the first date my tip to you would be to find certain grounds that is mutual to you.

It is not necessary that you will instantly match. So, have an open mind and just enjoy the time.

 

9. Be Ready to Pay:

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Whatever you are; man or a woman, if you are going on a first date together, you should have the courtesy to pay.

It is a simple thing to understand. The other party is not supposed to be responsible for the expenses that you make.

As you get closer, you will feel more comfortable talking the money part.

However, just because you are a girl don’t assume that your partner will pay your bill.

And just because you are a guy doesn’t mean that you have to pay for her.

Whatever gender you are, it is your equal responsibility to pay on the first date.

Lastly, be yourself during the time. Don’t take a lot of pressure on trying to choose your outfits.

If they like you, it will not really matter.

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