Cafes make for great first date venues; a cup of coffee allows for a short encounter or a longer meeting, depending on how well you hit it off!
Ahead of your first date, preparation will play a big part in keeping your stomach from doing somersaults at the mere mention of your date’s name.
Don’t lie and say you love it either – remain neutral and polite.
If you date has taken time to choose the venue, compliment something about it such as the convenient location.
If you’re keen for a second date with this person, tell them!
However, if you’re shy, or would prefer to gage whether they’d like to see you again, perhaps you could hint by saying: “It’s been lovely meeting you, I really enjoyed it.” If you’re 100% sure you don’t want a second date, it’s important that you still try to end the date on a warm and positive note, while being truthful, to avoid hurt feelings.
If you still find yourself struggling then try having some pre-prepared ice breaker questions and read up on how to be an interesting date. If the food is diabolical or the pub is awful, don’t complain.
And wouldn’t it be great if you did because, if you get along with this person, you both probably have single friends who might be potential dates.
The first date is where the fun really begins, but even for the most confident amongst us, meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking.
With a hot date on the cards, you won’t want to be dealing with a last minute wardrobe malfunctions.
Before picking an outfit, you need to bear in mind what kind of date you’re going on, as well as external factors such as the weather, location and time of day.