Going on a first date can feel like walking on a tightrope. You have to impress the other person without looking desperate or worse uninterested. There are so many do’s and don’t for the first date. You don’t want to talk about touchy topics, but at the same time you have to know the thought process of the other person to make a decision.
A lot of us end up messing up the first date owing to the nervousness or overconfidence. However, one should keep in mind that there’s only a little room for making blunders at the first date if you wish to have that second date.
Clear your thoughts
Before going out on a date make sure that you are clear with what you want from the other person . It can be casual, serious or random hook-up but you should be clear in your head. Also, try to hint the other person about your intentions so that you both are on the same page and can avoid the drama later.
Be a good listener
Though you have to tell her/him about yourself, try not to dominate the conversation and patiently listen to what the other person wants to say. Try to make two-way conversation so that you both are equally involved in it and its not only you who is rambling.
Offer a polite compliment
Don’t commit the mistake of commenting on how hot or sexy a certain body part of the other person looks. It can be an immediate turn-off on the first date. Comments on appearance have to be given with finesse or you’ll start the evening (or end it) on the wrong note.
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Keeps your hands to yourself
You may feel that a lot of physical touch will make the person know that you are into him/her. But certainly that’s not the case. Instead it can have an opposite effect as the other person can form a perception about you that you are super-touchy with everyone at the first date only. On a first date, touch should be limited and only natural, friendly, and warm—not sexual.