The dating world changes OFTEN and if you have been out of the game for a while, don’t panic. I am here to help you overcome the hurdles. Think of this as a quick 411 of what you need to know about first dates.

What you need to do before a date

So let’s say you booked the first date. They are in for a treat since you have read this blog beforehand, right? The very first thing I want you to do is to be open to new possibilities. You have no idea what is going to happen between the two of you so be sure that you aren’t too set in your ways. You may not have dated a lot or in a long time so the world of dating looks a little different now.    

When you decide to bring a woman on a date make sure the location is close to her or at least of equal distance between you both. It will show that you are thoughtful and that you thought about her comfort. She will be appreciative of this, so don’t underestimate this tip guys.    

No matter what you decide to do always check the dress code. Maybe you are trying a new restaurant or a new bar, call the establishment ahead of time and dress accordingly. Of course, you don’t have to worry about this if you are planning on going to the beach as a first date. Only keep this in mind if you are going somewhere formal. 

Men! You have to put just as much effort into your appearance as she does. If a woman agrees to a date she is already thinking about what she’ll wear, how she will style her hair, what color her nails will be, and more. If she really wants to impress you then she may even buy a new outfit. So make sure that you shower, shave, trim your bread, cut & clean your nails, use 1-2 sprits of cologne, and wear clean, wrinkle-free clothing. If you have no clue what to wear, you may need to hire me as an image consultant.

Make sure you are compatible 

When you meet someone new you want to be sure that you both are compatible, so here are a few things to watch for when you are looking for a new partner. Watch to see how she carries herself, how she treats other people, whether you have similar likes, and notice if she is introverted or extroverted. Think of a first date as a glimpse into someone else’s lifestyle to see if it’s compatible with how you live your life. 

Whoa, you might think that is a lot of pressure for a first date but I don’t mean you have to know everything about them in one date. You just need to get to know them enough to know whether or not this person is someone you can stand to be around long-term. If you want someone with a good sense of humor but didn’t laugh once then this may not be the right woman for you.  

You don’t need a fancy restaurant

When you think of dating you may think that a fancy restaurant or a movie are the only possibilities right? If this is you, then let me be the first to tell you that there are many options and you do not HAVE to go to dinner for it to be considered a date.  

Don’t be afraid to try something new. Getting you both out of your comfort zone can be fun. You can bond over this experience. Plus it’ll give you an idea of how the other person reacts once they do something different. 

You can even go for a walk. That’s right gentleman, a date doesn’t have to cost a lot of money for it to count as a proper date. Go hiking, go for a walk around a lake, or on a boardwalk. It’s not a bad idea to pack a picnic or some refreshments but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Do something fun or think outside of the box. If nothing else at least it will be memorable.

Here is one last tip for you guys: Chivalry is NOT dead. Be a gentleman and remember to do things like open doors and pull-out chairs. A little bit of effort from you in that department will go a long way. The little actions are what set you apart and make a woman feel special.  

What do you think? Was this helpful? Stay plugged into my site and I will keep giving you the dating tips that you never knew you needed.


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