First dates can be glorious and amazing or gloomy and appalling. Perhaps you have had your share of the gloomy side of that spectrum and are eager to explore the much brighter side. Here are a few tips that can help you to do just that.
Do Not Delay When Scheduling the Date
Studies have shown that the infamous 3-day rule of waiting to contact that special person after you first get their phone number is wrong. On the contrary, Dating Metrics shows that nearly 90 percent of women expect to be contacted within the first 2 days. Waiting too long to schedule the first date may reduce your chances of even having one.
Be Honest about Your First Impression
First impressions are lasting impressions, but it is even better if they are honest. Do not hesitate to share your vulnerabilities. For example, letting your date know that you chose your vehicle for the evening from a list of rental cars might be translated as a romantic act of endearment. There is nothing wrong with pulling out all the stops for your first date, but there is also nothing wrong with being honest about it.
Avoid Going to a Bar
Going to a bar may seem like the best place to meet people and start dating those who are interested. However, Statistic Brain states that only 9 percent of women and 2 percent of men find relationships in bars. Since it is essentially a “dead zone” for finding interest, consider going to the bar as a “dead zone” for cultivating it as well. Focus on choosing a place that you both can enjoy, but more importantly a place that sparks conversation and will give you a chance to get to know each other better. Whether you chose one of the available rental cars in your area or simply decided to go for a walk, make the night memorable by making it special for them.