10 Blind Dating Tips
Looking for 10 blind dating tips? Blind dates are a great way to get to know new people without wondering if they’re all that they say they are. Most blind dates are set up by mutual friends, so each person is already “vouched” for. Here are ten blind dating tips for men who need a few pointers.
- Don’t wear too much cologne. You don’t know too much about this girl, and you don’t want her first impression to be that you reek of Calvin Klein One. Plus, you never know when a woman is allergic to fragrance; if you plan to lean in for a kiss, you don’t want to get sneezed on.
- Choose a comfortable restaurant. Blind dating is no different; you will still be a little nervous, especially if the woman is exceptionally beautiful. If you decide to take her to a fancy restaurant, you both might be putting up fronts. Let your guard down and go to a mid-range place instead.
- Dress to impress. This is the most overused phrase in the history of dating, but this woman doesn’t know anything about you. Unlike online dating, she didn’t have the chance to read your online profile, so show her that you are a well-dressed man who can take care of himself.
- Talk to your mutual friend. Since most blind dates are set up by a mutual friend, make sure you talk with him or her before setting up the date. This way, you can find out a little more about the woman and gauge your interest.
- Let the conversation flow naturally. Just because you were debriefed by your mutual friend doesn’t mean you should bring up everything you know about your date. Even if you already know she’s from a small town in Iowa, let her tell you herself.
- Consider a double date. You might feel more relaxed if you go on a double date with your mutual friend and her partner. That way, the other couple can break the ice, and you can enjoy the evening without as much pressure to entertain.
- Be careful what you say. Since you and the woman are probably in the same social circle, it’s important not to reveal too many of your opinions about people you both may know. That guy you can’t stand at work may just be her cousin. Hold your tongue until you know each other a little better.
- Don’t move too fast. Most women like to take things slow, especially if they are getting through a rough break up. If you try to make a move, she may think you don’t pick up on social cues…or worse: you’re a jerk.
- Ask for a second date. Don’t ask for a second date if you’re not actually interested. But if you are interested, let her know at the end of the evening. The best part about the second date is that the element of surprise will disappear, and you two can get to know each other better.
- Be honest. If the date doesn’t work out, thank your match-making friend but let them know specifically why you didn’t feel sparks fly. This will prevent him from choosing another potential partner for you with similar qualities.