Blind Date Etiquette
Going on a blind date takes a lot of determination, poise, and of course, etiquette. Doing your research beforehand will successfully land you a date and maybe even a long-term relationship.
Things to do:
- Dress the part. This is the most important piece to snag that good first impression. Since you and your date have yet to meet in person, be sure to look your best.
- Let someone know where you are going. Again, you two have never met before, it is a good idea to have a back of plan if things turn awry.
- Be polite and nice. Chances are you were set up by a friend of a friend. Do not ruin your friendship with someone else because you are upset with who so and so set you up with. If it is that bad, get through the date, and you will never have to see him again.
- Listen. A man appreciates a woman who can listen and give feedback when necessary. It is a turn off when he sees that you are not paying attention.
- Act yourself. Most people forget this and end up ruining a potentially good evening. If it is meant to be, being yourself will work out just fine.
Things to not do:
- Brag. Yes, okay, you have a fantastic job that pays well and not everyone loves to hear about you all the time. Allow him to talk too.
- Talk about politics or religion. Even as very good subject matter, the discussion could get heated and end poorly.
- Don't wait to call. If you like him, call him. A guy likes it when a girl takes control.
- Ditch. Unless you are in harm's way, it is very rude to ditch a date. This could potentially ruin the friendship you have with the person that set this date up. You would not want to be ditched, so do not do it!
A blind date can be very successful, but having the right attitude and etiquette can change the entire atmosphere around. Have fun, enjoy the day, and go from there.