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Tips For A Successful First Date

Aug 29, 2008
A first date is as scary as it is exciting so there are a few things that you can do to make sure that you have as successful a first date as possible! These are not difficult tips to follow, they will just help you plan for and execute the dating process as comfortably as possible, even if it has been some time since you have been out! Remember, even if you follow all these tips perfectly not every date will be a raving success!

Simple Tips to Help You Get Past Those Jitters and Have a Good Time

The first tip that everyone should follow on every date, not just the first date, is to be on time. When you are on time it shows that you are considerate and respectful of the person and their time. You should expect that your date will also be on time, but if they are late you should still be friendly and open to listening to their reason for being tardy.

Do not obsess on the nervousness. In fact, when you tell yourself you are nervous change the word nervous to excited. Excited is a much more positive term and you will find that when you start looking at the way you are feeling as excited you will look forward to the dating process more, which will result in a much better date!

Learn to accept compliments. Compliments usually fly on first dates so you should be prepared to accept them gracefully. Do not simply brush the compliments off or refuse to accept them, instead say thank you and take the compliment as a sign that the person enjoys your company. When is the last time you gave someone a compliment that you didn't believe?

If you are worried about lulls in the conversation, why not read a book when you know that you will be going on a date or make sure you are up to date on the weather forecast or current events. This will ensure that you always have a topic of conversation that you can resort to if things get a bit quiet for your liking. Remember also that it is normal to have breaks in conversation when people are feeling one another out, so do not feel like you need to talk the whole time.

Make sure that you are open to all things when you go on a date. Many times we go on a date and we feel very guarded. You may meet someone who has some different view points from you, but this does not mean it could not work out. It just means that you need to be more open, who knows, you may even learn something!
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Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating services.
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