By Branden Lee
Dating causes enough anxieties. It’s hard enough getting up the courage to ask someone out. Then when it’s time for the date, even more concerns emerge. Here are some tips to make sure your future dates go well.
- Do Research the Location of the Date
You don’t want to show up under or overdressed. Communicate with your date if they picked the restaurant, and ask the dress code. Also, do your research to make sure you’re both on the same page. You don’t want to go somewhere too formal if you would prefer something casual. You don’t want to go to a black tie restaurant if you don’t own anything black tie. If the restaurant is expensive, make sure you have enough available funds to pay for your own meal. Never know if your dates card may be declined, so prepare for anything.
- Don’t Go to the Club Afterward
It’s good to have a post date activity set up after dinner. Whether it’s going back to someone’s place, going to see a movie, going somewhere else for a date, have something lined up. It’s awkward when both parties are wondering where to go next once dinner is over. If you’re enjoying the date, you’ll want to continue. Just don’t choose the club as your post-date activity. Your focus should be on the guy you’re on a date with. Don’t go somewhere where there’s distraction of a bunch of potentially hot and thirsty guys that could cause a wandering eye for you or your date.
- Do Ask the Important Questions.
A date shouldn’t feel like an interrogation. Conversation should naturally flow, but the point is also to get to know each other. First dates are extremely important since they set the foundation for the relationship. Learn as much as possible about your date, their history, their interests, their goals. The date should be a fun time, but also the point of dating is eventually to find someone special to be worthy of boyfriend status. If you ask the right questions to gauge your date clearly isn’t worthy or ready for a relationship, you can save yourself a lot of heartaches later on.
- Don’t Lie.
The truth always comes out. People may brag or exaggerate any aspect of their life to seem more appealing on the date, but if your date is smart and attentive, they’ll be able to catch you in a lie. You can’t build a future with someone based on a lie, so make sure to be honest. —
Branden Lee is a writer and actor. Follow Branden on Instagram and Twitter @Brandeness. Watch Branden on his YouTube channel SexxxPerTease.