Blind dates are the stuff of horror movies, right? Well, they don’t have to be. You can have a perfectly wonderful time with a blind date. There are some things you can do to help make sure that your blind date goes well.
Be nosey about the person. Don’t just agree to a blind date without getting some information on the person. You will be spending an entire evening with this person you should know something about them. See if you can arrange a telephone conversation before your date. You will get an opportunity to find out a little bit more about them if you can actually talk to them. This will prevent you from having too many surprises on date night.
If you can’t get a phone conversation try email. At the very least you might find out a thing or two about their personality before the date. This will go a long way to helping your nervousness about the date. If you have some information you will know what to expect.
Plan a casual date. Don’t go for the elegant dinner and theater date. It’s better to do something where you both can relax and enjoy the evening. A big production date will only serve to make both of your more nervous. A cozy quiet restaurant is a great choice for a blind date. You can have plenty of conversation over a nice dinner.
Remember first impressions. Even if your date is planned to be a casual night you should dress appropriately. Don’t show up in your old sweat suit and expect their impression of you to be good. Don’t overdress either; this will only make you very uncomfortable all night. Ladies, don’t wear revealing and suggestive clothing on a first blind date. Save it for a later date when you know this person a bit better.
Practice good manners on your date. There is never an excuse for poor manners. You are on a date and you should be showing your best side. Your date will appreciate it.
No matter how much preparation goes into your blind date things could still go wrong. It might be a lack of chemistry that is causing the problem or maybe you just don’t have anything in common. A bad date can also happen if both of the people are excessively nervous. Whatever the reason you should take the time to consider what could have caused the bad time.
Finally, the most important thing you can do on a blind date is have fun. You might just meet a new good friend or a great relationship.