In this video, relationship expert Amy North shares what you need to do to have that perfect first date.
Do #1: Prepare for Your Date
Set a schedule so that you’re sure to give yourself enough time to prepare. Being late for your date will make you frantic and he’ll be keen enough to sense the chaos you’re feeling. Allot time to put yourself at ease because a calm mindset can make all the difference.
Do #2: Choose the Right Outfit
Sure you want to dress to impress but you need not sacrifice comfort to look amazing. Know what looks good on you and wear something that would be perfect for whatever it is you’ll doing on the date.
Do #3: Put Your Phone Away
Whipping out your phone every so often during a date is a major deal breaker. It’s rude to be glued to your phone when there’s someone in front of you trying to make conversation. Hold off the urge until after you’ve said your goodbyes.
Do #4: Choose the right spot
First dates need not be a dinner and a movie. Plan for a date where you both will have loads of fun and laughter. That doesn't mean putting down his dinner plans just because you have a better idea but make a suggestion if he asks for it.
Do #5: Be decisive
It’s draining for a guy to be out with someone who has no opinion about anything whatsoever. You don’t have to make all the decisions for the date, but if he asks for your inputs, give it.
Do #6: Keep the convo light
Remember that you’re out to have a good time so keep the talk enjoyable. Focus on building a connection by asking insightful questions about his interests. Keep it light; don’t probe too deeply that he’ll feel pressured to reveal his entire life story.
Do #7: Eat normally
Guys find it refreshing to see a woman eat unselfconsciously. When you’re being overly timid with food, he won’t think you’re feminine – he’ll more likely think you have weird food issues. So when you’re out with him, eat as you normally would. The opposite, however, goes for booze.
Do #8: Handle the bill gracefully
Offer to split the bill. If he says that he’s got it, thank him and then drop it. Or offer to cover the tip or pay for the after-dinner drinks or movies. If you offer to pay for your split, though, be prepared to do so because he just might take you up on the offer.
Do #9: Always say thank you
The number one reason men don't call after the first date is because the woman was ungrateful. No matter how badly the date went, there’s no excuse for being rude. So thank him sincerely and he’ll appreciate you for it.
Do #10 Just be yourself
A guy wants to take you out on a date because he wants to get to know you better. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. After all, you want him to like you for you and not for an act.
About Amy North
Amy North is a relationship coach and best-selling author
from Vancouver, Canada. She specializes in helping women from around the world find and keep the man of their dreams.
Amy’s acclaimed online program, The Devotion System, has sold thousands of copies and is widely regarded as the #1 women’s dating guide on the planet.
To know more about Amy, visit www.devotionsystem.com.