Most likely, your grandparents might have told you a charming story about how they met. Possibly they were high school sweethearts who met in their class and fell in love. He might have confidently strode across the street to compliment her on her beauty.
Nowadays, you can use your phone to find millions of people on dating apps, so all those meet-cute stories are becoming increasingly rare. Luckily, first-date rituals remain the same regardless of how you meet someone. Our first-date tips can help you determine whether your date will evolve into a romantic fairytale-like your grandparents’.
In this blog post, you’ll discover seven enticing first-date tips to make someone fall in love with you. Read on.
Dress for confidence and comfort.
Okay, let’s lighten the mood by answering a crucial question: What should you wear on a first date? First, choosing attire that makes you feel at ease is always a good idea.
However, you should also spend some time and effort looking good to make an excellent first impression. Consider the ambiance and dress code of your first date venue.
Ladies, stiletto heels may not be appropriate for a coffee date at Starbucks, but flats are always in style. And gentlemen, replace your sweatpants with a great-fitting pair of jeans and a pressed shirt (and if you want to look snazzy, add a blazer).
Pick the right first-date spot.
When planning a first date, you don’t want to go somewhere too fancy, too loud, or where you can’t have a discussion (like a movie theatre). Moreover, the purpose of a first date is to see how well you connect, so talking and enjoying each other’s company is essential.
Furthermore, a fun and laid-back venue is your best bet when picking a first-date spot. For your first meeting, you don’t want to deal with the stress of a formal restaurant or the mayhem of an amusement park. Consider grabbing a drink or sitting somewhere casual where you can initiate a conversation.
Relax on your date
Do you feel like you are on a battlefield regarding love?
Just pause for a moment and breathe deeply. Avoid putting on your game face. Remember that you don’t want to sound like a police officer questioning a suspect. If you want to make the person fall in love with you, just embrace the conversation, smile, and relax.
The magical word is “laugh.” It reduces tension and makes people feel more at ease, so try to laugh at your date’s jokes or create your own. Make sure you have fun!
Both guys and girls appreciate genuinely thoughtful compliments. Also, it’s acceptable to compliment your date by saying, “Wow, you look fabulous.”
In contrast, giving too many compliments throughout the date can be embarrassing. If you’re concerned about coming on too strong, compliment your date on something other than their appearance, such as their laugh, sense of humor, intelligence, or excellent musical taste.
Pay attention to your body language.
Research shows that 80–90% of our communication is nonverbal. Usually, first dates can make you apprehensive, making you more likely to avoid eye contact when nervous. If you want to convey that you’re interested in the person you’re with, you should avoid making these gestures.
On a first date, it’s mandatory to focus on your body language: lean in as you speak, make eye contact, and resist fidgeting to convey attention. In addition, keep your phone in your pocket or bag and challenge yourself not to look at it unless necessary. Being present with your date will make them feel heard, valued, and impressed.
Offer to pay or split the bill.
Offering to treat your date is usually a lovely gesture, but be flexible if they prefer to split the bill. It will demonstrate your generosity and make them fall in love with you.
Keeping your date short and sweet allows you to charm it out of their mind and leave it on a positive note while your partner’s brain bursts at the seams with feel-good hormones. It immediately prompts your partner to request that you stay a little longer. As a matter of fact, they don’t wish for the good times to end!