|1. Always look great. Looking and feeling your best indicates confidence. Being more confident will help you get through that first date with ease.||1. Wear too much makeup or perfume – No one likes to see a painted face so tone down the lipsticks and blushes. Too much perfume will only make someone run in the opposite direction of the fumes.|
|2. Be on time – The last thing you want to do is make a bad impression on your date. If you are late, they will think that you don’t care, or even worse, they may not hang around for you to turn up.||2. Talk about yourself all night – There is nothing worse then a person that loves to talk about themselves all the time. The date is about getting to know each other so show interest in the other person.|
|3. Make your date feel comfortable – We all feel like a bag of nerves on our first date with someone; so by making them feel comfortable, you will also be able to relax and enjoy yourself.||3. Talk about past relationships. Nobody wants to hear you drone on about your ex and what he or she did or didn’t do. Concentrate on this one, and see if you can get to the second date.|
|4. Keep the conversation alive – That dreaded silence when no one knows what to say can seem to last for a lifetime and will make both of you think the other is boring. Jot down a few questions you would like to ask. Practicing for the date can make all the difference.||4. Answer your cell phone- it is rude to take calls during dates unless it’s an emergency. Show someone that your personal life is a priority. Please try to leave the cell phone off if you can and be attentive to the person sitting across you.|
|5. Good eye contact- shows interest and confidence.||5. Get drunk! – Don’t take this opportunity to embarrass yourself and blow your chances of a second date even if you don’t want a second chance.|
|6. Be confident – Confidence says a lot about a person. Being more confident will help you get through that first date with ease.||6. Be overly persistent in asking for a number-If someone wants to give you their number let them voluntarily give it you. If your date doesn’t give you their number but you want to ask them out, ask once and stop there. Persistence is unattractive. If the date is going well, you can exchange personal information at your discretion.|
|7. Be authentic=Be yourself – You won’t fool anyone by pretending to be someone you are not. ….it isn’t attractive.||7. Try to be something you are not – You will only attract the way that you act. Genuineness and honesty are attractive so don’t pretend to be something you are not.|
|8. Focus on positive topics – Conversations can go in many directions and may bring up differences in opinion-respect people’s differences in taste, style and opinions.||8. If you invite someone to dinner beyond the initial introduction then please take responsibility and pay for the bill. It is rude to ask someone out and not offer to pay the bill.|
|9. Take an interest in them – Listen to them when they are talking. Be interested in what they have to say and show interest in getting to know them better.|
|9. Show discouragement if there is no chemistry or spark. Respect the individual across from you, as they maybe feeling the same- it’s just a date.|
|10. Enjoy yourself. Look forward to good conversation and meeting someone who you otherwise would not have met.|
|10. Ask why someone is using a dating service!!! People hire dating services to increase the chances of meeting better quality people. The service is a pre-screening and filtering intermediary for some and for others another social channel. Don’t embarrass yourself or your date during this line of questioning.|
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