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How to Make a Good Impression on a First Date

By Attireclub @attireclub
So you've managed to land on a date, good for you! But even though you've got her/his attention and convinced them to go out with you, there's still some work to do to warrant a successful outcome. If you want to build a serious long-term relationship with this person, it's critical that you make good first date impressions. So, how to make a good impression on a first date you might ask. Keep reading as we cover all the nitty-gritty details.

Arriving on time is one of those things you should do regardless of whether you are on a date or not. Yet still, it's something that you should absolutely manage to do on your first date. Nobody likes to wait for someone and this is especially important on a first date. If you see that you won't be able to arrive on time, try and call the person waiting as quickly as possible and say that you'll be there a tad later or something. Also, while on the phone, be polite and calm, show them you care, and tell them that you would make up for them.

If you don't know how to make a good impression on a first date, dressing your best can get the job done. You'd be surprised at how many people judge others just by their clothes. However, it doesn't mean that you need to go all out of yourself. Don't necessarily try to follow the "high fashion" trends. Looking overly ambitious is one of those style mistakes you need to avoid at all times. Instead, try something that is more "everyday-like" but still stylish. That way, you will demonstrate your date that you've taken your time to prepare, as well as you'll show them that you are willing to look your best every time he/she is around.

How to Make a Good Impression on a First Date

One thing that many fail to understand is that drawing too much attention to yourself can lead to loneliness. What you want to do is to strike a nice balance between being interesting, and being interested. Essentially, you need to tell you date "just enough" information about yourself and ask "just enough" questions about them. The place where you decide to go can also be of help in this sense. For example, if you are not much of a talker, you can go to a concert, where you simply get to make an impression and establish a second date.

If you wonder how to make a good first impression on a guy, stop talking about your ex and how he was different, better, worse, etc. What you want is to keep it between you and your former partner. You are starting a new story and there is absolutely no room for your ex-wife, husband, boyfriend, or girlfriend, etc. It doesn't mean that you need to erase your past, everyone has it and everyone lives with it. Just don't let your past decide how your future will look like.

This one is huge in terms of making good first date impressions. If you don't know how to have a good first date, you might want to take your potential partner to a restaurant. Restaurants are in the top 30 most popular places to take a first date, so there's that. Going to the restaurant opens up a wide range of possibilities for you to impress your date. You will not only be able to enjoy a nice meal but show your table manners and overall etiquette. Good table manners are something that is praised universally across the globe. Also, since you're going to a restaurant, it is a perfect opportunity to show off your new outfit.

How to Make a Good Impression on a First Date
The last thing you want to do is make positive eye contact. Whether you are waiting for him while scrolling female dating profile headline examples or sitting at the bar, be sure to look your date in the eyes as they approach you. Nothing is more welcoming than a pair of beautiful eyes coupled with a wide smile staring at you as you come closer. But try to keep it happy and not as if you are a predator waiting for your prey. Make it simple, make it positive, and you will surely have a nice date.


So, there you have it. First dates can be tough but if you manage to be yourself and remember these small pieces of advice, you will surely land on a second date. There are many people out there and not everyone's the same, but you can have peace of mind now that you are equipped with these tips.

Fraquoh and Franchomme

Further reading:

Best (and worst) first date outfits for men around the world How to dress to impress on the first date Finding your love online: A few myths and a couple of tips What should a man wear on a date

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