Here at Asian Elite UK, we know that it isn’t easy to prepare yourself for a first date. You want to make a good first impression and there can be nerve-wracking moments in the lead up to your date that mean you cancel. Don’t. Look on the bright side and take comfort in knowing your date most likely feels the same way and are just as nervous as you are. In fact, making a light joke about the awkwardness of a first date can ease the tension of it.
What you need to remember is it isn’t a job interview and you’re meant to be having fun. Some advice – don’t ask a million questions or have the perfect answers for the ones you get asked. You’re both trying to get to know each other, plain and simple. You want to be as relaxed and confident as you can be. Your date will go smooth and maybe even more will follow.
Research suggests that there are certain questions you can ask to make your date remember you (in a good way). It’s all about ‘memories’. Ask what their favourite memory is or the most exciting thing they’ve ever done. It also shows a sign of interest and that you care about what they have to say. More than anything, be polite and courteous, and show you’re interested.
Preparing yourself before your date helps to calm any nerves. Think positively and imagine everything going really well from start to finish. That way, you have something to aim for and to make you feel better about your date. Above all else, let things progress naturally. The best dates are the ones that you don’t spend too much time thinking about. It’s not supposed to be serious, but rather a fun and relaxed experience for both of you.
Here are some first date preparation tips to help with first impressions:
- Be confident
- Smile and act natural
- Wear appropriate clothing
- Pre-prepare a few questions or topics to talk about
- Think positively
Your future doesn’t depend on how well this date goes. If you want it to go well, you just have to focus on enjoying yourself.