Often the excitement turns to nerves and this can leave you in such a state that you do not enjoy the date as much as you could. While feeling some nerves when you are meeting and dating someone new is normal and is actually a good thing, there are some things that you can do to help relieve those nerves after meeting that will allow both you and your date to enjoy your time together.
Read the Dating Advice below. It might just help you survive your first date:
Have an ice breaker planned. Many times when you are on a date with someone that you do not know well, the conversation is slow to start. You can combat this by having a topic in mind to sort of get the ball rolling. If you are not sure what to talk about to get things started, bring up music, the car they drive, or even their clothing. This is a great way to get the conversation started and hopefully it will keep going.
Choose a relaxed setting for your first date. There is no need to impress by taking your date to an expensive restaurant in town on your first date. You will both be a lot more comfortable in a relaxed environment where neither of you has to worry about etiquette or reading the menu. Choose a restaurant you both know and like, if possible.
Really listen to your date when they talk. When you actually listen to what they say and you take it in, you will find that the conversation will flow a lot easier. What a lot of us tend to do when we are nervous is ask a question and then ponder while they are answering what we will say next. Instead of worrying about it, why not just listen to what they say and allow the conversation to flow naturally from there? Now, that is good dating advice.
Do not assume that your date is calmer than you. If you both just sit there staring at one another, it is not going to be a very good time. So start with an ice breaker and take the initiative, otherwise you could both spend all evening worrying about whether or not the other person is going to start talking! What fun is that?
Relax and go with the flow. Usually when you break the ice the rest is history. Of course, if you start talking about your emotional baggage or your ex you may bring the date to a screeching halt. You also do not want to talk so much that your date cannot get in a word edge wise, just be yourself and chances are things will go really well.
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