10 Things Everyone Should Know Before A First Date

The first date can be awkward but there are some things that you should know before you ever agree to go out on a first date with someone. Keep reading to find out what you should do if the restaurant’s kitchen catches on fire while you and your date are eating. Now onto 10 things, everyone should know before the first date.

10: Shoes on the First Date

Everyone wants to look good on a first date, but you don’t want to look great at the cost of comfort. This is why you should know if you can walk in those high heels that you picked out before ever stepping foot on the date. Can you imagine walking around all night teetering about to fall because you didn’t test the shoes out beforehand? It would be so awkward and probably make your date wonder what is wrong with you. If you want the evening to go smoothly, make sure to get those shoes a trial run beforehand. You will never regret this decision.

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9: Your Date’s Name

We get it in the age of Tinder and other dating apps you probably talk to a lot of potential Beau’s. But before you ever actually go out with one, you should make it a point to learn his name. If you are bad at remembering names, just try to think of something that his name rhymes with. For instance, if his name is Mike he rhymes with a spike, or Nate rhymes with late. Which you definitely don’t want to be on your first date. Try using this little trick to ensure that you never forget your date’s name. It could save you a lot of awkwardness across the dinner table.

8: Food

Do you have certain food allergies? Then you should definitely know where you’re going before you agree to a first date with someone. What if you’re allergic to shellfish and the place that he suggested only serves seafood. If you are unfamiliar with the restaurant that you were going to? Be sure to look at it before committing to go on the date. The worst thing that you could do is just go on the date and hope for the best. Even if you don’t have food allergies, it’s good to know what kind of place you’re going to. So, you don’t end up having to choose between the food you dislike and hate.

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7: Payment on the First Date

When you were younger you probably imagined a fairy tale first date scenario where you would go out with the guy and he would pay for everything. Nowadays some guys don’t do that. This is an important thing to know. That way you can prepare and always have your own money ready just in case he decides to go Dutch. Can you imagine how awkward it would be at the bill came and he asked for separate checks and you didn’t have any money? Mortifying. So just always be prepared and you will never have to go through such an awkward situation.

6: Time

This one should really go without saying. No one wants to have their time wasted. The easiest way to avoid wasting your date’s time is to make sure that you aren’t late for the first date. Double-check what time you both agree to meet. Then check that against the things that you have planned for the day to make sure you will have enough time to get ready and meet him. This is the first time that he will be meeting you, so you should make him wait around 30 minutes for you to show up. It’s just super impolite and could leave a bad taste in his mouth.

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5: Talk on the First Date

You might think that being quiet and dimmer is cute but newsflash it’s not. At least not on a first date. First dates are supposed to be where you decide if you like the other person. Neither one of you will be able to figure that out if you don’t talk. Besides guys like a girl that they can have great conversations with. This will make the night go by a lot faster and be a lot more fun. Besides would you really want to date someone that you had to be quiet around all the time. We definitely wouldn’t. So, speak up and see what happens.

4: Things in Common

Hopefully, you have talked to the guy at least a little bit before agreeing to go out on a date with him. Those conversations will come in handy because you should always know if you have anything in common with the person before you go out with them. That way you can have some go-to conversation points to bring up throughout the night. Stalk him on Facebook a little bit, see what he likes. Is he into basketball, are you too? Great! you can talk about your favorite teams. Does he like to travel? Perfect, another great topic to bring up. Knowing what you guys have in common before going on the first date is a great way to ease your nerves and get the conversation flowing.

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3: First Impressions

In case you didn’t know, first impressions are everything. This person probably knows very little about you other than what you show him on the first date. So, put your best foot forward, brush your hair, put on makeup, put a little extra effort in, be kind of the waiters and waitresses at the restaurant that you go to, be on time, present yourself in the way that you would want someone to think of you. If you want him to see your funny side, make a few jokes. If you want him to see your kind side, give him a few compliments. Put your best foot forward because the impression will definitely last.

2: Disaster on the First Date

Sometimes dates don’t go as planned and that is something you should be prepared for. Don’t be so preoccupied with everything going perfectly that you can’t enjoy the night. Save the kitchen sets on fire at the restaurant you’re eating at and you will have to be evacuated. That’s not the end of the world. You can pick another place to go. If you know that at least one thing will probably go wrong on the first date? It will be easier for you to go with the flow. And would you rather come off as easy-going rather than a girl that stresses out about everything?

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1: Love at First Sight on the First Date

If you have watched a lot of Disney movies, then this one‘s for you. In romantic comedies love at first sight is pretty common. In the world of first dates, it’s not at all. So, don’t go into it expecting to feel the world stopped as soon as you look into his eyes. That probably won’t happen and that’s okay, love can grow over time. Don’t put so much pressure on the first date to tell you if the guy’s your future husband. If you do fall in love at first sight, great! But if you don’t, just know it’s completely normal and doesn’t mean that you won’t eventually develop feelings for the other person. So, don’t put any pressure on yourself or your date.

That’s it for 10 things everyone should know before her first date. Do you feel more prepared to go out with your crush now? Let us know in the comments and thanks for visiting.

Written by Jack Sparrow

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