So you signed up with an online dating website and found a woman who seems to be just right for you. Now you’re about to take the whole thing to a new level and it’s time for the first date. If you’re never met in person before, the first date takes on a whole new level of importance. This is the first time she’s going to see you entirely and the first time she gets to interact with you face to face. In order to ensure your first date goes flawlessly, you’ll want to acquaint yourself with the list of things to avoid doing that we’ve so thoughtfully put together for you. Read on for the best first date advice!
Monopolizing the Conversation
In order to keep yourself from taking over the conversation, adjust your expectations a bit. She may have clicked with you perfectly online, over the phone, and over webcam, but this is different. Chances are that she’s just as worked up as you are. It’s natural that things might be a little awkward, and if they are, just relax. As long as you make each other smile and laugh it’ll only be a matter of time before the conversation starts to flow naturally. If you feel the urge to fill up any silence with words, check yourself mentally. She wants to hear you, yes, but she also wants to be heard and she can’t do that if you won’t shut up.
Every woman likes to be appreciated and be told she’s beautiful. And there’s no harm in doing just that as long as you do it the RIGHT way. If you’re unable to tear your eyes away from her huge rack as soon as you meet in person, you’re presenting yourself as a lecherous douche. You’re also setting the tone for the rest of the night. It’s alright to give her an appreciative look or two, but letting your eyes lingering on certain parts of her anatomy is disrespectful. Repeatedly telling her how “hot” and “sexy” she looks might seem like a good idea, but it’s also relaying the vibe that you’re only interested in getting her naked. A better option is tell her how great she looks and that she’s very attractive.
We’re not saying that there’s anything with being intelligent. Most women like a smart man. There is something wrong with taking pains to make yourself seem far smarter than your date, however. Don’t bring up topics that are ridiculously out of place with the setting. Asking her opinion on the state of financial institutions in Eastern Europe doesn’t only make you seem like a pretentious douche, but it also puts her on the spot and makes her feel uncomfortable. If you’re intelligent it’s going to be obvious, so there’s no need to showboat on a first date.