Going on a first date can be scary with all the uncertainties. A thousand questions race through your mind – how do I look, what should I talk about, what if he doesn’t like me and so on. Yes, dating can be hard, but the most important thing is to always be yourself and don’t do these things to avoid a disastrous first date:
being on time is important. By being late it will give your date an impression that you don’t put enough effort. If you know the traffic is bad, go early. It’s better to wait than to be late.
2. Always on your phone
pay attention to your date and try to make a conversation with him instead of looking at your phone frequently. It’s not okay to respond to every alert or update every single movement when you’re getting to know someone. Constantly on your phone will only show that you’re not interested in your date and even if you do, don’t be rude.
3. Don’t know what to say and when to listen
don’t talk about your ex and why it didn’t work out. Don’t talk about your hard times or sad past just yet. It’s only the first date and you would want to make the conversation light without giving too much information. Don’t be the one to talk all the time. Give your date a chance to talk, listen and try to make the conversation flow smoothly.
4. Not paying attention to your appearance
don’t show up dressed as if you’re going to a party. Also, don’t dress as if you don’t care and looking all messy. Wear something that’s comfortable and appropriate for a date.
5. Not be yourself
it’s very important to be yourself. If you don’t like something your date likes then don’t pretend that you like it as well. Don’t try to impress your date with something you’re not. Don’t over-think every decision; just make the ones you’re comfortable with. At the end of the day want that someone who will accept you just the way you are.