Things You Don’t Want To Do On Your First Date
You’re nervous, and your palms are sweaty. She or he is about to arrive at the place you had arranged, whether
it was a blind date, online date, or someone you met at
the Riverside Bar last Thursday.
In all this tension, it can be easy to get caught up in the moment, but what you don’t want to do is lose your
wits. The thing about that first date is, you may not get a second chance.
The Way You Look Tonight
The first order of business is the absolute first appearance, the moment you see each other for the first
If you haven’t showered at this point, then you may as well cancel the date right off
the bat. Ladies are smell-magnets.
They can catch a whiff of body odor from a mile off, which rival most predatory animals, so make sure you’re
clean as a whistle.
Also, when in doubt, give one or two sprays of the Old Spice. (Don’t bathe in it, of course. Nothing signals
that you’re trying to cover something up like a fallout plume of cologne.)
For ladies, it doesn’t really matter what you smell like, as long as your perfume doesn’t remind him of his
Just make sure you aren’t wearing gym clothes, digital camouflage, or a t-shirt of your favorite pro wrestler.
Men usually don’t want to feel upstaged in their manhood.
Saying “Hi” For the First Time
All right, here’s where body language comes in. Especially for you online daters, the first thing you do could
mean what the whole date will be like.
Guys, if she suddenly looks at you like, “he must have used a picture of his junior year of high school”, then
you’re smoked. At the same time, if her eyes start looking downwards, or she shows you the top of her head, then
you might just be on to something. That body language suggests that she likes
Girls, if you’ve done the due diligence to take good pictures of yourself, then you probably have nothing to
worry about. You will know he likes you if he shows slight, small signs of fidgeting. It’s because he’s now more
nervous because you look good.
The best thing the both of you can do is walk up and give an awkward one-armed hug. Those will somewhat break
the ice. However, first dates are loaded with a giant chunk of ice, roughly the size of which that sunk the
Titanic. Don’t be scared, this is normal.
Gentleman, do not talk about your exploits, your adventures, your golf scores, your businesses, or your
educational accomplishments. This makes you look like a knuckle dragger, and it’s very unattractive.
The key to making someone like you is to get them to talk about themselves. Ask lots and lots of fun questions,
and don’t forget to smile!
Ladies, feel free to talk about yourself, because the first date is about you anyways. Just be warned, the guy
is probably not listening. His mind is perhaps most preoccupied with trying not to blow it by letting you see the
oregano that’s stuck in his teeth. Now have fun you kids, and buckle up!
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