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The Guide To A Perfect Date
So lets say you’ve snagged a date with that “special girl or guy” and you realize this is your one and only chance to make your best first impression. The preparations leading up to the date are of the utmost importance because this is the most nerve racking part. Follow my step by step guide and I promise success on your first date!
1 ) Put yourself in the right frame of mind right from the beginning. Remember this is only a date and there are always plenty of more fish in the sea. If you are constantly worrying before the date you are just digging yourself a hole and you will inevitably make the date end horribly because you are over-stressed.
2 ) The famous clothing assembly. Have your clothes picked out before the date. This will ensure you will avoid any last-minute panic attacks about your choice of attire. To be on the safe side have 2 or 3 backup outfits picked out just in case you change your mind last minute. Don’t dress yourself up too much try to keep it fairly casual yet still appropriate for a date.
3 ) While you might intend on just “smelling good” on the first try not to make it over-kill with the perfume or cologne. Make it a 2 spray maximum for your fragrance, let your date know you keep yourself clean and smelling good but not don’t over-do it.
4 ) Preparing yourself is one thing but here’s a little tip most people fail to give attention to. Know where your going the day before. If your meeting somewhere at a nice little Italian restaunt downtown then head down there the night before and familiarize yourself with the area. You might be looking your best but this little tip is one less thing you have to stress about before the date. Hop on map quest if you have no idea where how to get to the date rendezvous.
5 ) Sometimes no matter how well prepared you are you will always be nervous, it’s human nature don’t worry too much. Do some exercise, sining, dancing, screaming in the shower or anything else you can think of. Expose yourself of that extra energy built up inside an hour or so before the date. Relax yourself any way possible, I hear yoga is very relaxing and creates positive energy inside you, (I’ve never done yoga I swear lol).
6 ) Have a few topics of discussion picked out before the date. I don’t mean have a 5 page essay memorized so you can keep the conversation going. Sometimes it’s best to have some backup topics of discussion picked out in case you ever run into that “awkward silence” phase of the date. Avoid at all costs talking about yourself too much. Don’t talk about your fancy sports car you drive or how much money you make at work, keep the ideas general and don’t brag about anything. While it is mandatory of first dates for the guy and girl to get to know each other which includes talking about your work and things related, just don’t get caught talking about yourself too much. The best way to impress the guy or girl is to show more interest in them rather than yourself.
7 ) Be clean for the date!
-An hour before the date take that extra long shower using your favorite smelling soaps which you have saved under the sink.
-Guys clean and clip your dirty long nails, girls… do what girls do to make them look pretty.
-Guys trim or shave your facial hair, at least don’t have that Grizzly Adams beard thing going on. Girls shave your legs if your wearing a skirt or have exposed legs.
-Brush your teeth, floss, and use mouth wash right before you leave your house to ensure maximum freshness. Also bring a pack of gum and stick in your pocket. Bad breath is a major turn off and you can forget about a first kiss if your breath smells like parmesan cheese.
-Get rid of grose nose hairs and the ugly unibrow. I don’t care how just do it.
8 ) Have a drink or two during the supper with your date. A drink or two nothing more. Alcohol does relax you and you might find the words just coming out easier after a drink. You don’t want to show her your a fool by getting hammered on the first date. Make sure you know your limits and if you never drink then avoid doing it on the first date.
9 ) Be confident, but not too confident, be a little bit shy but not too shy. Girls love guys who can take control of situations but not guys who are complete control freaks. Just let the date flow and let everything naturally happen. Being shy is a great way of showing your affection towards the other person but you have to keep in mind your not a scared puppy walking around with your tail behind your legs.
10 ) Remember why your going on this date in the first place: to meet someone nice and to have fun. This shouldn’t be a painstaking process that always ends bad on your part. Go there do your best and that’s all you can do!
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