Making the most of your date when it arrives
So you’ve researched the dating marketplace and explored all of your options.
You’ve decided on how you would prefer to meet someone, online, at a singles event or through personal introductions.
You’ve asked that person to meet or accepted an invitation.
And that momentous day of meeting arrives, so what happens now if you’re new to it?
We first of all don’t panic, this could and should be something really enjoyable and no matter how it goes, even if that vital chemistry isn’t there when you do meet, at the very minimum you will have gained a friend and hopefully enjoy a pleasant time getting to know someone new.
It’s important that you feel good about your appearance when setting out to meet someone for the first time. This may not mean an emergency dash to the shops for a new wardrobe of clothes but do allow a little time before hand to check you have something to wear that suits you and that feels comfortable.
For gents, do you need a haircut? Virtually all ladies take note of good personal grooming or otherwise so it is well worth taking a little extra care with your appearance. And ladies, if you will be with your date seated for most of the date, are you pleased with your choice of outfit, particularly waist upwards! A little ahead planning goes a long way.
When you meet your date remember a smile works wonders. A welcoming expression puts others at their ease and creates that all important first impression and smiling helps you to relax too. Don’t worry about whether there is real chemistry between you straightaway– simply enjoy getting to know someone and if there is going to be real chemistry it may well come through great conversation and allowing time to see if you are on the same wavelength as each other.
And if this date proves not to be your perfect partner, bear in mind that it has still been a very useful experience in helping you decide what is important in the one you seek.
Above all, enjoy the date and future ones to come!