Dating is sometimes harder than it should be. But when done right, it can be quite wonderful and exciting. Sometimes, great dates often result in great relationships. Here’s a guide to ensuring that your dates become more meaningful.
1. LET FRIENDS PLAY CUPID
No one knows you quite like your besties do, so let them set you up with someone that they can vouch for. It is better for single people to meet through friends because there is familiarity and comfort that goes with that. A friend setting you up means the guy/girl is vetted. Let them play cupid, but make it clear that the way the date pans out is not a reflection on your friend, or you, or the person that you meet. Sometimes, chemistry is evident, and sometimes it isn’t. And while getting your friends’ opinions on the new date is essential, know that if you ask too soon, it could color your own feelings about the potential match.
2. FOCUS ON FIRST IMPRESSIONS
First dates can be overwhelming, so streamline your focus into making the first few moments count. It takes only 12 minutes for you to decide if you are interested in the other person. To make a stellar first impression, make eye contact, smile, and focus on what he/she saying. And don’t forget to check in with your self, too. You might be so focused on making a flawless first impression that you forget to ask yourself if you’re even into the per son.