First Date Rules
Whether you met the object of your affections in an internet chatroom or while browsing for melons at the local grocery store, you should be aware of some first date rules which always apply. The first date with your new friend is your one and only chance at making the right first impression, so listen up.
Follow these first date rules and you're almost guaranteed to have a second date following.
- Be thoughtful and ask your friend's opinion of where she'd like to go on a first date. Don't just expect that your prospective lover will want to don roller skates and take a twirl around the local rink. Instead, give your friend at least two choices, such as meeting at a local winery or going to local a museum.
- Your first date will be more successful if you take your cues from her. Don't be too forward and just immediately jump her bones, even though you might want to. Watch her body signals and let her lead. If she leans in towards you, twirls her hair, crosses and re-crosses her legs, or touches you lightly on the arm as she throws her head back in laughter, those are signs that your first date charm is working.
- Do not take her out on a group date for your first date. There's just too much pressure to make friends with all of the people around you if you join a group for your first date. Instead, spend time focusing just on each other.
- If you asked her out, offer to pay for everything on the first date. It doesn't matter if your woman friend is more affluent than you or not, but the person who asks another out should be the one who pays for everything--that includes cocktails and dinner.
- If you had a good time, ask her if you can call her again. Always ask if you can contact her again. You'll probably know if she'll be receptive to a call or not, but always ask anyway. Here's a huge tip: Call her the very next day to thank her for the first date. You'll be sure to get a second date by following this tip!