Far be it from me to complain about the precious few dates so far this summer. I never want to appear rude or anything but I have to send a public service announcement out:
First dates can make or break your potential romance.
Yeah, I know this seems like a no-brainer, but ask any single person about their most disastrous dates ever. Chances are they were on the one (and only) first date that failed miserably.
I have wondered why there is so much pressure to impress on a first date. You don’t have to really go all out on some grand gesture. Nor should you pluck ideas from these ridiculous reality tv dating shows.
You know what works best? Normal. No, really! Doing something you have already found to be enjoyable and pleasant. No surprises. No gimmicks. A perfectly normal activity or past time you like to do, but with someone you are really really attracted to.
The more normal the date, the less distracted you are. This way, you can catch any crazy behavior or horrendous manners that the date may display. You could also discover what a complete joy they are to be around.
So let’s dissect first dates today. What is the art of a great first date in your book?
What first date rituals do you go through to increase your chances of being relaxed and ready to charm?
What should you absolutely avoid on a first date?
Do your part people! There are innocent single people being subjected to awful, no good first dates and it is up to us to help them.