Online Dating: How To Make Your First Date Unforgettable
These days, the love market is quite demanding. With the advent of online dating platforms, becoming the most memorable date for someone is quite a challenge. The thing is that millennials have a tight dating schedule – new faces pop up on Tinder all the time. According to experts at Beyond Ages, approximately 120 million people worldwide use online dating platforms. So, you need to work extra hard to make a good impression and get a second date.
Of course, you can always do something crazy and become unforgettable. Although, wearing a dinosaur’s costume will not help you to win someone’s over (but they will definitely never forget you).
If you didn’t have much success on first dates, here is what you need to start doing in order to change that:
Plan Your Date
Walking around the city without a purpose might be a bit awkward, especially if you don’t know your date very well. That’s why you need to plan an activity that you and the potential love of your life will both enjoy. It will not only give you topics to discuss, but it can actually be a fun bonding experience that you and your date will remember. Also, having a plan can show that you are eager to make an effort.
Coming on a date with the idea that another person has to entertain you is a wrong approach. It doesn’t mean that you need to do all the job, though.
When planning your first date, don’t be too extravagant. It means you should not spend a lot of money in order to make a good impression or wear an extraordinary outfit (something you’d never wear in your every-day life).
The best thing you can do is to have a little conversation with this special person before going out so that you can learn what they like and what you have in common. If your friends set you up on a blind date, don’t hesitate to ask them for some tips.
No matter where you go and what you do, make sure you have time to talk with your date and get to know them. As you can understand, going to the cinema might not be a good idea.
Get Beyond Small Talk
Your main task is to determine things you both like. Once you find common ground, you will never run out of topics. In case the conversation doesn’t go very well, and you speak about the weather for too long, ask your date about their previous dating experience ( everyone has some hilarious stories!)
If you are nervous and think that your date is out of your league, don’t be afraid to show your vulnerability and let the other person know how you feel. However, you should try to make a joke about it or compliment your date. But try to avoid making a long speech on how lonely or scared you are. Keep it cool!
Make sure your conversation is balanced. You should not do all the talking since it’s important to give your date a chance to talk about themselves as well.
You don’t need to play a role to make someone like you. You are a great human being and you will definitely find a person who will love you unconditionally. So, don’t exaggerate things since there is a chance you will meet this person again. Dating should be a fun experience, so just relax and be yourself.
Noone likes toxic people who talk about their problems for hours. If it’s a difficult time for you because you lost a job or your cat died, consider rescheduling your date.
What really helps to make a good first impression is enthusiasm. Show how excited you are about this chance to get to know each other.
Also, feel free to give your date a hug once you meet. It will also help you to make the other person feel safe around you.
The Bottom Line
Let’s be honest, some dates will go bad, and you will not be able to fix it. It’s impossible to click with everyone you find attractive. However, there are so many things you can do to make boring first dates more memorable! So, keep going! Eventually, you will meet someone truly special and delete all your dating profiles.