Now, you have read our previous post ''Tips For Creating A Good Profile'', and you have many more matches than ever. You have already been talking to some cute people too. You will go on a first date for sure, yet you are aware that first dates are the hardest since you barely know the other person. After planing a date with your match, there will be a bunch of questions in your mind about your very first date with that particular person. If you are really into that person, you might even get nervous before the date. But who said online dating is easy? Although not everything goes as planned, it is good to have a plan and know what to do. There are these important things that you need to know before going on your first date with someone you met online.Here you can find some tips that will help you clear your mind and get you relaxed before your date.If you make sure that you know all these tips, you will be completely ready for your first date after getting dressed.
1. Know Your Date
I see that knowing someone through their text messages and their profile photos might be difficult. But try to do it. Try better to get to know your date before the date. Ask your partner question and try to learn his/her favorites and dislikes. It is a very important thing to do before the date because it can change your date night and maybe your future with her/him. You have to choose the right to place to take your date. For that reason, you have to know little details about her/him. For example, if you do not know your date well enough, and take her/him to a steakhouse without knowing your date is a vegetarian. That would be a complete fail, of course. Please, try to do it before your date, before making any arrangements. Otherwise, you will know that your date is a vegetarian anyway after ordering meat for her/him.
2. Be Confident
Confidence is the key to most things because it gives the impression of power. Everyone, even the most confident of people, has moments when they can feel nervous, anxious, and unsure. Your confidence can attract a lot of attention and make your date care about you more. Just be confident, do not be unsure about yourself. Being nervous is pointless when your dating online because your partner has already seen you and liked you that's why you are having a date with her/him. However, do not exaggerate confidence and look like a snob either. You should be yourself, the best version of yourself. Do not worry it seems a little difficult now because it is your first date. Everything will be easier on the second date.
3. Put Your Phone Away
First of all, it is not very acceptable to look at your phone all the time when you are with someone. In fact, it is such a rude thing to do that you might want to punch them in the face. Do not do punch anyone, though. The only reason why you are going on a date with someone is that you want to know your date better. So, stop texting with your mom your bestie and try to focus on your date and enjoy the night. If you do not like your date that much in person, it is still a rude thing to do on a date especially on a first date. You can just cut it short instead of acting like a rude teenager all night.
4. Do Not Get Drunk
It is the first date that you meet someone in person. You should pull yourself together and behave like a good-mannered person. You should only drink as much as you can take. You need to concentrate on your date and try to know your date better instead of getting drunk and having a crazy night at the bar. No one is there for a hangover. Besides, it is not a good idea to show someone that you barely know your subconscious-self especially when you are not sure if they will like your conscious-self or not. There is also another possibility that you might throw up. It is an awful impression to give someone on a very first date. You can get drunk later, just wait a little more.
5. Do Not Get Any Hopes
Now that you have been talking to that person for some time, and like her/him too, you might get hopes easily. However, there is a huge little thing that you keep forgetting and it is the word ''first''. You are both going on that first date to know meet each other in person. If you do not like your date or your date does not like you back in person, that is the end of it. Creating an illusion of a person and getting some hopes over them will hurt you. You should not expect anything from your date until you get the tenth date, at least. First, It can be really frustrating to see that the person is not as good as you have imagined. Second, your date might have different expectations than yours. Especially, if your date expects a one night stand instead of a relationship while you want a relationship, your heart might get broken. Not to get disappointed on your first date and have fun with your partner, you can talk to your partner about your expectations before the date.
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