How to make a good first impression for your first date?

You have been chatting with your online match for a while and, congrats, you got your first date! You are undoubtedly excited to meet your match in real life and don’t want to start off on the wrong foot. We have compiled a list of 6 things to help ensure a good first impression.

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Wear well-fitted clothes

Inner beauty can melt a person’s heart, but we can’t deny that looks are the first thing we see when we meet someone new. Therefore, taking the time to figure out what suits you best in terms of shape, color and material is worth considering. Don’t be afraid to admire yourself in the mirror to know your assets. Also think of the compliments you have received and try on different items to find out what you like and what flatters you most. When you know yourself and know how to dress your best, you feel way more confident - and your date will find that super sexy.

Don’t neglect the little details

Choosing the right outfit for a date, and for any occasion really, seems to be a routine for a lot of people. However, we sometimes forget that seduction is also a matter of little details so don’t neglect them. Whether you are a man or a woman, hands and nails can be a big turn-on or a turn-off. Give yourself a manicure before leaving and pedicure if you are going to wear some open toed shoes. Looking after little details also include grooming your beard for men, wearing an appropriate makeup look for women, ironing your clothes, wearing clean shoes, applying subtle perfume, rocking non-greasy hair and keeping a fresh breath.

Be on time

Women used to be known for being late for a date, partly because they were expected to play hard-to-get. But actually, punctuality always makes a good first impression no matter your gender. It means you value people’s time and that you are an organized and trustworthy person. If you think you really won’t be able to make it on time, don’t hesitate to give your date a call and say sorry when you arrive. Otherwise, he or she might assume you are either disrespectful or not interested in a potential romantic relationship.

Be a good listener

Nothing is more off putting than someone who doesn’t pay enough attention. Make a good first impression and turn off notifications beforehand and keep your phone aside. Let your partner talk about them and what they like during this first conversation in real life. Not only will they appreciate revealing more about their life and passion, but you will also learn a lot about your common interests. However, if your date doesn’t ask you any question about yourself but keeps on talking about themselves, it is probably a sign you haven’t found the right person yet.

Be kind to food servers

How you treat food servers apparently reveals a lot more than you think about your personality, to the point where “The Waiter Rule” has even become an interview tactic for employers. That is to say how much you need to pay attention to your attitude towards the food servers if you meet your date for the first time in a restaurant or a coffee shop. Stay polite and smiley, not only to restaurant staff but also to your Uber/taxi driver.

Don’t go overboard

Last but not least, don’t try to go overboard on your first date, so much so that you are not yourself anymore. You still want to show your personality and be with someone who likes you for who you are. So our advice is to enjoy the present moment and act as natural as possible to feel comfortable.

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