The world of dating can be rather confusing. We’ve all been there – you’re standing in front of a mirror in the clothes you’ve picked out for that special night days ago, but now it just doesn’t seem right. So you change. Three more times. And then you’re late.
Choosing the right place and activity for the first date can turn out to be quite a conundrum.
So many options, but what would your date love the most?
Where would you feel most comfortable?
So many questions and so little time. Just remember, not panicking is the first step to a successful and a memorable night out.
Let’s start with choosing the right clothes.
It’s a good idea to start with the outfit you’ve been most complimented on. Also, comfort is really important, you don’t want to fidget with your clothes all night since you will have more important things on your mind. Also, location matters.
Are you going to a cinema or a nightclub?
Fancy restaurant maybe?
You don’t want to wear a glamorous dress to a cinema just as you don’t want to show up wearing sweatpants to a dinner in a restaurant.
Think about where you’ll spend most of your night and base your decision on that. Oh, also, if it’s colder, be sure to wear something a bit warmer – you never know if a late night walk is in the game and you don’t want to spoil the night by insisting you go inside because you’re freezing.
Another advice is to accentuate the things you love the most about yourself. If you have great arms, wear a strapless dress. If you’re proud of your legs, wear a shorter skirt. However, too much skin can, more often than not, be a turn off so pay attention to that as you do not want to be too hot for the first date.
Guys, start with your hair and beard. Those are the first things people notice about you.
Shaving, trimming or styling the beard or hair takes up most of your time. The not-to-casual and not-to-glamorous rule applies to you as well.
Plan ahead and ask your friends for advice. Your buddies know best what looks good on you and can make the decision making process a lot faster.
When it comes to choosing the activity and a place for the date, there really aren’t many rules. If your date said, they would love to see “that cool new movie,” or go to a particular concert, simply surprise them with the tickets.
Choose something you both like doing. Maybe it’s going to the theater, maybe it’s simply walking all night.
Working out together can be a surprisingly fun and romantic activity. Running and sweating side by side, what’s more exciting?
If you enjoy being around animals, go to a zoo or an aquarium. Places like that rarely leave room for awkward silence.
Bars are often a good choice since they give you a chance just to sit and focus on each other. In that case, make sure you pick out a quieter place where you can talk peacefully without having to scream in each other faces.