I will start off with what you shouldn’t do on your first date. You shouldn’t go to a restaurant. In my experience, going to a restaurant on the first date is a turn off. I never felt comfortable sitting face to face with a woman on our first date.
There is just too much pressure, not unlike being in a job interview where the main aim is to make an impression. Not only is it full of pressure but going to a restaurant for lunch or dinner is too predictable.
You really don’t want to tell your whole life story in just one date. Your life story needs to evolve over the next few dates. What makes it worse is if the restaurant supplies alcohol.
Most guys on their first date will consume alcohol and end up saying inappropriate things which will basically guarantee that you won’t get a second date.
I would also avoid going to the cinema as it is too early on in the relationship to do so. The setting may be too intimate and your female date may feel uncomfortable.
The following are some quick tips for your first date:
Ask and answer questions. Allow your date to answer your questions and give your first date the opportunity to ask you a question. A good conversation involves an equal balance of questions and answers from both parties.
Body posture is important. Relax and try to not be so tense on your first date. A relaxed body posture goes a long way for body language. Try not to cross your arms. Crossing your arms when conversing with someone sends a message that you are guarding yourself and closing yourself off to your date.
Just remember, the most important thing to do during your first date is to relax. Being relaxed on your first date makes everything else, including conversation, that much easier. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your date will feel. This all adds up to a great first date, and, hopefully the first date of many to come.