Going on a first date can be demanding. Hence, there is a need for proper planning. Many first dates has gone wrong due to inadequate planning, while so many others went well and led to better relationships. To some guys preparing to go on a date with a lady for the very first time is like preparing for an A-level examination. Here we bring to you what you need to know about making your date a good one. If you are taking her on a date for the first time, consider the following important tips;
Dress well: you can never get a second chance to create a good first impression. You don’t want to wear a T-shirt and a pair of jeans to a date, except it is a casual date. And if it is a casual date a buttoned shirt with a good pair of jeans and a nice boot (of course shined) will do. Your date immediately starts to evaluate you by your dressing once you show up, so put in your best in getting yourself well dressed and if you need an expert touch get one.
Be in time: a gentleman never keeps a lady waiting. Arriving late on a first date shows disrespect and creates unnecessary anxiety in a woman. If you are running late because of unforeseen circumstances, call your date and let her know your estimated time of arrival. If you are to pick her up, don’t arrive too early as women are known to spend much time getting dressed. Arriving early may cause her the embarrassment of showing up to you without her best face because she doesn’t want to keep you waiting. It is advised that you arrive 5 minutes before time.
Compliment her look: ladies love compliments, as they put lots of effort and time in getting dressed for a first date. Do not hesitate, let her know that you appreciate it by complimenting her. It should be the first thing you do once she appears before you. You can simply say “you look stunning”, “you look gorgeous in that dress”.
Venue: No cinema! The purpose of a first date is to get to know the person, which you cannot do while you are both staring at a movie screen. Be sure to get a nice location that is very quiet, conducive and close to public facilities (e.g bus-stops, police stations etc). The reason behind that motive is to give her access to easy transportation back home, and a feeling of safety because the first date is usually best at night.
Menu: avoid an extravagant first date! Place orders within the limit of your budget, and avoid ordering certain items (alcoholic drinks) because you don’t want to create that drunkard impression and mess your first date.
Pay: some ladies will offer to pay the bills at the end of the first date, be sure to turn down the offer politely and make the payment.
Most guys are not sure if to make a move at the end of the first date or not. If your date went well, and you are sure of wanting more than just a first date you should make a move. In making a move, you can attempt to kiss her. In most cases she will give her cheek doesn’t worry it’s fine, she just doesn’t want the kiss just yet. If you are not sure of yourself, a hug is most suitable as you can never go wrong with a hug. Make sure you follow up later that night ( the first date is best at night). Check up on her if she arrived home safely and thank her for coming along with you. Call her the next day as well and decide if you want to go on more dates with her.
These are some of the proven ways of making a first date lovely. If you have more suggestions on how to make the first date a nice one, use the comment box.