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Surefire Techniques For Your First Date

Oct 12, 2007
For many people meeting people online is the easy part, the hard part is planning a first date. Here are some great first date tips.

Planning a first date can be very stressful. Many people would like to make a great first impression and for many people, meeting new people and having them evaluate them can be uncomfortable.

If you don't like first dates, there are some first date tips to make your date more comfortable with less anxiety.

One of the most important first date tips is don't worry about planning the perfect date. In fact, for the first date, pick a quiet comfortable place just to get together and talk. A cafe is probably a great place to start.

Your goal for your first date is just to meet someone new and see if you are compatible with them. You don't have to worry about getting dressed up or go to some fancy place. Pick a comfortable spot where you can talk and get to know each other. That is what dating essentially is.

Another first date tip is to have your date focused around a sport or hobby, such as bowling or rollerblading. You might decide just to get together and enjoy a few games of bowling or rollerblade, this way if you are not a talker, you have an activity to do and there aren't awkward silences.

While many people choose to go to concerts or movies, that may not be the best option because during the movie or concert you can't really talk to one another. If you are looking for first date tips read the above suggestions.

As first dates are somewhat nerve racking you should keep the level of excitement to a minimum. A first date is where you get to know your date. Their likes and dislikes, what their various opinions and plans are. Also you'll get a feel if they're interested in you. This is the first step to a successful relationship.

Open public places like parks will offer you many things to do on a date. You can have a picnic and talk about your interests. Stroll around the park eating ice cream, maybe even feed the ducks and discuss what other things that you can do for the rest of the date.

Other casual things to do on a date could be going for a movie. Here you can make your date fun by either letting your date choose one movie and you the other, or make a selection of movies and leave it to fate. That is maybe drawing a movie name out of a hat.

Now extreme adventure dates might appeal to a lot of people, but until you get to know each other you should keep the adventure level down. An amusement park or a fair with all of its different rides can provide some of the thrills to your date.

Going on a rollercoaster adds a dimension of romance to your date as you get to hold your partner tight. Also the thrills of the ride can bring a spark of adventure to the date.

For romantic things to do on a date you might take a walk on a sunset beach. As there are very few people on the beach at this time you can make your date feel special by paying more attention to them. By paying attention I mean looking at their face and not their body.

Going to a cozy but well lit restaurant will provide both of you the opportunity to talk about your future plans and see if you have any chance of having a successful relationship. You should however most definitely make certain that no awkward moments arise by keeping the conversational ball rolling.

While there are many things to do on a date the most important one is to make sure that you're both enjoying your time together. The only way to ensure that your dates interest in you hasn't vanished is by planning a fun filled date where you both have the chance to talk about yourselves and can get to know each other without any complications.
About the Author
Tom Williamsen and Tiffany Burke are dating and self-improvement experts. Find out more about Tiffany's "How to Overcome Anxiety when approaching women" program here: http://www.datinganxiety.com
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