They say not to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest here, first impressions do matter, especially when it comes to dating.
Why would you want to waste your time going for a second chance if your date is boring, sloppy dressed or it seems you have nothing in common? What if you give them the wrong impression because you were nervous or so stressed out you put your t-shirt on backwards and didn’t notice?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know what things people typically notice first so you can prepare in advance?
1. Check yourself before you wreck yourself
Even if you are stressed out or in a hurry to rush to your date, have a fast look in the mirror. You may have not noticed you put on a wrinkly blouse or you are wearing your t-shirt inside out.
A genuine smile will put your date at ease and make them feel more comfortable with you. Plus, who doesn’t want to be around happy, optimist people? Don’t be afraid to smile when you feel like it.
3. Wear your favourite clothes
Leave that tight dress or smart trousers at home if you don’t feel comfortable in them just because you look good. Confidence will win someone over more than a fancy outfit so it’s better to wear your favourite jeans and a t-shirt if that’s your go-to outfit on a normal day.
4. To be or not to be awkward, that is the question
You might be the most interesting person you know, but you still might find yourself in an awkward position of having nothing to talk about. If you relax and check your surroundings you might find some inspiration and ask your date some interesting questions, like where they go on a holiday or what the latest movie is they saw. We also made a list of interesting questions to ask your date if you need more inspiration.
5. Compliment, compliment and compliment again
Let’s admit it. People love receiving compliments. But they have to be genuine to have an effect on them. You can say something nice about their accent, their shoes, their hairstyle or the colour of their eyes. Everyone has a quality and your date will surely appreciate this.