While the dating scene may seem like a lot of work to one person, to another, it's a fun way to meet other people. A dating service for single professionals, surveyed single American adults and found that nearly 70 percent of men and about 50 percent of women won't bother with a second date if the chemistry isn't there. No wonder so many singles fear the "First Date". Here are a few tips to help make your first date go a little smoother.
1.) Going to a concert or a movie may seem like an ideal date right, but you really don't learn anything about the person accept that maybe he or she likes Country music or butter on their popcorn. Pair these types of activities with dinner or coffee afterwards and you have a good second date combination. This will give you a chance to actually get to know the person. Make it an intimate setting, but not too intimate.
2.) So what do you talk about on your first date? Since you don't know each other you should actually have quite a bit to talk about right. Some of the best first dates you can have, are ones where you don’t speak about your backgrounds, your lives, your jobs, or anything like that. Just have fun!
Be observant. Notice funny things around you. This will ensure you don’t feel trapped in a bubble and can also bring you closer together because it’s a shared experience.
Here's what you don't talk about!
Politics. It’s boring, and could end up in an argument when there are differing views.
Religion. Even if you’ve definitely got the same faith, you may have different opinions about it, so this is best avoided.
The Past: Your own issues and insecurities and past relationships.
Anything negative. Leave all negative conversation at home. Don’t complain about anything. Just remember that when they get home, their memories of the date will be dictated by their feelings. Any negative feelings will stick out in their mind.