You’ve had the biggest crush on this girl for the longest time. You finally have your chance. You’re about to take her on a date in a few days. How are you holding up? Yes, it’s essential to make a great first impression. The second date hinges on that. However, not all girls are impressed the same way. Some might be influenced by a grand gesture, while others can be more comfortable in the usual things.
You can rent a limo service in Baltimore or other cities and still not impress a girl during a first date. It’s not really about how much money you spend during the date. It’s more of a question of chemistry. Was she comfortable around you? Did you make her laugh? Girls love a guy with a sense of humor. If you’re somehow gifted with the capacity to make someone laugh (either with your jokes or quips), you’re already halfway to getting a second date.
Let the Conversation Flow Naturally
Are you one of those people who list down a series of questions to ask a date? Don’t feel compelled to follow the list. If the first questions worked to get the conversation going, stick to that. Let the conversation be natural. If you can follow it up with another question, then do so. But remember that you must also share your thoughts. You cannot rapid-fire someone with questions because that will feel like an interrogation. Talk to her as if you are talking to a friend.
Find an Activity You Both Don’t Know
Ask in advance if she’s going to be comfortable going to a laser tag. How about billiards or bowling? Make sure you’re not going to do something that you’re an expert in. Do you want to impress her? Then, don’t be a showoff. There are other times for that. When you’re on the third or fourth date, maybe you can let her see how amazing you are at bowling. The first date is not the time for that.
Instead, you should find an activity that you’re not familiar with, too. That will take off the pressure of doing good. Your date will feel comfortable enough to have fun because she knows you’re in strange territory, too.
Don’t Answer the Phone
Unless it is an emergency, don’t talk or text with anyone on the phone. Nothing kills a mood faster than you texting in the middle of a conversation. If you have to answer the phone, tell her that it’s an emergency at work you have to take. Also, you might want to let your friends and family know that you’re going to be on a date, and unless it’s essential, they shouldn’t call or text. You should leave the phone in the car. If that’s not possible, put it on vibrate.
Be Who You Are
You don’t want to impress a girl too much on the first date that the second and third dates will feel like a bore. Be yourself. If you’re always into grandiose settings, then that’s okay. But you must make sure that the next dates can keep up with what you plan on the first date. Otherwise, you will come off as fake. You don’t want to start a new relationship pretending to be someone you’re not.
Try to find as much as you can about the person before going on a date with her. That will help you plan. Focus on what both of you can enjoy. That is the key to enjoying this first date.