What Makes A Perfect First Date (And How Can I Get One??)
Perfection: it’s what we’re all living for. We want the perfect career that allows us to make enough money to buy the perfect house and live our dreams with our perfect spouses and perfect children, all while looking absolutely flawless. But what they don’t tell you is that all that perfection is an awful lot of work. Luckily, there are a ton of ways that you can make any day or any event absolutely perfect, without needing to overextend yourself. In fact one of the most timeless (and most achievable) goals of perfection is the perfect first date. If you’ve never had a perfect date, we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our top Perfect First Date Tips below to help improve your romantic encounters. Already a pro at creating perfection in your romantic life and notching more perfect first dates into your belt than you can count? Just nod along and let us know what we’re missing from your Perfect First Date handbook!
Sometimes It’s The Journey - Sometimes It’s Not
Few things make a better first impression than being prepared. Don’t just wait for your date to give you an idea of where to go, ask! Not only will your date appreciate you asking her opinion, you’re more likely to learn more about her interests. Whatever you end up doing, make sure that your plans are set ahead of time and that you call the day of your date to confirm. If you’re picking her up, give her an extra five minutes to accommodate any last minute fashion disasters or hair catastrophes. You’ll enjoy a well planned evening in which you can spend time getting to know one another and she’ll learn that you are punctual and a master outing planner; it’s a win-win!
Money Talks Too Much
We all know that one guy or gal who uses any conversation as an opportunity to talk up their own wealth. Talking about donating to a local charity that means a lot to you and someone cuts you off to tell you how they donated thousands to Doctors Without Borders or bought shoes for an entire village? That guy. Don’t be that guy.
Your date probably has a reasonable understanding of your financial situation by your attire, and most likely isn’t sitting across from you telling a story from her childhood because of the digits in your bank account. If she is, you’ve already made a bad start. You aren’t trying to buy your date’s affection. Nor are you trying to outdo every other diner. Don’t try to flex your checkbook with a $200 dinner and a helicopter ride. Unless of course you’re a pilot turned gourmet chef (in which case you’re probably also a Prince or something).
Play It Fast And Loose
Conversation should be the heart of your perfect first date. After all, the best way to learn more about each other is through meaningful conversation. You’re not just trying to learn about your date either; you’re trying to impress and intrigue them. While you’ll want to ask some basic questions like ‘What do you do for a living?’ and ‘Where are you from?’, you’ll want to spice up the conversation so that your date doesn’t get bored. Try asking questions that get you out of your comfort zone. Not only will more hot button questions elicit a more personal response, you’ll have the opportunity to agree or disagree, which can spark an entire night of debate.
Just pay attention to the person across from you. Watch for visual cues and body language that tell you what you date is feeling and help you to steer past rough topics. This is also a great way to gauge whether your date is interested. Paying attention includes mimicry, body language, and the amount of eye contact that you use. Notice what your date is drinking and order refills. Compliment their appearance at the beginning and throughout the evening. Don’t over do it, but make sure that your date knows that he or she is looking fine.
Dating isn’t easy and it’s messy more often than not. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve first date perfection with a few tips from the pros! Don’t have a prospective first date on the horizon? At Perfect 12 Introductions, we’ll help to screen and select a series of men or women who meet your extensive criteria, finding you a tailor made match where a perfect first date is almost assured. Learn what Simona Fusco and her team of professional matchmakers can do for you at https://www.perfect12.com/