Are you a guy who just scored your first date with a new girl? If so, you may be excited and you should be. Although etiquette may be the very last thing on your mind, you should still consider it. If you want to score a second date, you need to make sure the first is picture perfect.
When it comes to meeting for a date, you have two options. You can pick her up or meet her at your destination. When possible, opt for a pickup. Even if you have to drive 15 minutes out of your way, do so. This gets your night started off on the right foot. If you and your date meet at the destination, offer to take her home if she took public transportation, like the bus or a taxi.
One of the most important rules of dating is to show up on time. Whether you pickup your date or meet her there, never be late. Even 5 minutes is too long to make your date wait. If you are not only interested in a second date, but a long-term relationship, show up on time. Leave early and call if you can’t avoid being late.
Even if you knew a girl before your first official date, it is still here where you will make the biggest first impression. So, make sure it is good. You must look presentable. This means wear something nice. Is your lucky t-shirt covered in stains and holed? If so, leave it at home. Do not over-dress, but never under-dress.
The quickest way to a girl’s heart on a first date is to show your interest. An easy way to do this is with eye contact. Always make eye contact with your woman. This can be hard when on a date with a beautiful girl, but it is a must. Is she talking to you? You better be looking in her eyes. This shows that you are paying attention to her, not her breasts or another girl across the room.
On a first date, politeness is important. Not only do you need to be polite to your date, but to those around you. Are you at a restaurant? Say please and thank you to your waiter and don’t start an argument or make a scene if something doesn’t go your way. Your date isn’t only gauging how you treat her, but how you treat others too.
A first date is not the time to say “I love you.” Are you absolutely smitten with your date? If so, that is good, but keep your lips sealed. It is okay to tell a girl you really like her, but leave the love word for later in the relationship. A first date does not translate into marriage, sex, or soul mates. If you try to make it, you may end the evening alone and a second date will only happen in your dreams.
If you just ended a long-term relationship, you may be feeling a wide array of emotions. You may be excited about your new date, but wondering what could of happened with your ex-girlfriend. This is okay and a natural feeling, but don’t utter a word. Past relationships should never be discussed on a first date. The moment you mention your ex-girlfriend, is the moment your first date is ruined. Your woman will only think about how she compares or if she is simply just a rebound date.
Most importantly, never assume you will get sex. Yes, some women do have sex on the first date, but not all. You do not want to pressure your date or disappoint yourself. For that reason, never assume you will get sex on the first date. Just be happy with a kiss. Your patience and understanding, should the woman want to wait, can help lead to a second date.
In short, you need to be polite and show your date respect. By doing so, you will both have a good time. In fact, your first date may lead to a second date, a third date, and possibly a long-term relationship.