How to Turn a First Date into a Second

So you’ve scored a first date. Well done, the hard work is over with. Now all you need to do is sit back and enjoy. Having said that, most people are prone to first date nerves and ironically, most people will also pass judgement on their date as though it were a job interview. So here’s a few simple tips to help you breeze through that first impression.

Be in a Good Mood

Do whatever it takes, from having a pre-date glass of wine (just one!), squeezing in some exercise or chatting with a friend who makes you laugh. The more energetic and happier you are, the less nervous you’ll be.

Your good mood could rub off on your date too. If the atmosphere feels like it needs a pickup, tell your date a funny story or joke and don’t wait awkwardly for them to laugh. Instead, confidently laugh while telling the story and they’re likely to join in. Laughter is contagious.

Don’t Judge

No matter what your date tells you about his or herself, it’s the first date and you have no business criticising or offering an opinion. Avoid abruptly changing the subject, but if the conversation becomes too heavy, aim to gently nudge it back to a more positive place.

Look Out For Your Date

Have you ever been on a date and been positive the pounding of your nervous heart could be heard through the awkward silences? Nerves are crippling and if you find yourself out with someone affected by them, help them out. Smile at them, take interest, ask questions about them and encourage them to elaborate. A genuine laugh in the right place of their story will do wonders for their self-esteem.

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