Dating Tips for Men – Things to do on First Date
First dates, however much they make you nervous are pretty easy. They should be simple, low key but fun. You are not expected to take your date to an expensive restaurant; you just need to make her comfortable and the environment friendly for her.
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Go out for Ice cream
If the weather is pleasant, you can get some ice cream and take a walk in the park. Sitting on a bench in the cozy evening will let the conversation follow in view of this romantic setting.
Go to Café, restaurant
If the weather is not warm enough, probably staying indoors is a good idea. Most common places to have first date are bars, cafes and restaurants. Conversations will probably go longer than a cup of coffee or an entrée of meal.
Walk in the downtown
Ask her fun questions, keep her occupied. Women love to talk about themselves, well most. Ask her if she is adventurous, dare her. Play the questions game.
Zoo or aquarium
There will be a lot to see and so to talk a lot. The date will be very playful, simple and inexpensive. Take food for picnic afterwards. You can talk about nature, pets and environment.
If the weather is warm, you can go play mini golf outdoors. If she doesn’t know how to play, you can always teach her. What other great way to get intimate. Just have nice, relaxed and easy going time.
Going to the beach is the perfect way to enjoy the sun and interesting company. Take the beach chairs, books, food, and drinks with you. Just enjoy the people around, and chat away.
Picnic in a Park
Picnic in the park can be simply a quiet get together that allows for interesting conversation. This would also be a good venue to show off your cooking and serving skills.
Local trade shows, exhibitions
During fall or summer, there are tonnes of interesting trade shows and exhibitions, exotic food shows, designer shows, wine exhibitions that happen locally. Walking and holding hands will sound cozy and heartwarming.
Many cities hold multicultural festivals. It’s always fun to get acquainted with other cultures. Go to popular Chinese lantern, South African or Mosaic Cultural Festivals where you can enjoy food, dancing, rides, sceneries etc.
What NOT to do on a first date:
Do not pretend to be someone you are not If you don’t like watching comedies, but she does, do NOT say that you do too. If she is vegetarian and you are not, do not say that you love vegetables as well. Just saying it so that it makes her happy will not help in the long run. Truth will always come out eventually. Sooner you know about each other the better.
Do not bring up about your ex Obsessing over your exes makes you look insecure. If you are still bruised over an ex or just like to talk about them, share your feelings with a friend or family member, but not your date you are taking out for the first time.
Do not judge her by just your first date Unless she has totally lost it or you do not feel chemistry at all, do not rush to first date judgment. Most of the time it is not possible to see actual personalities of people just by meeting for few hours. You do not want to be hasty and regret your decision later.
Do not leave her hanging If you promised to call her, call her, even if you don’t want to. If you do not wish to see her again, just tell her. Do not leave her hanging waiting for your call.
Always remember to hold the doors for her, take her coat, be gentle. Be a good listener, be yourself and try to have fun. It will also help a lot if you knew her favorite color, food, music, movie, place or ice cream flavor. You will have to put in some effort and time in getting to know her. But once that part is done, she will definitely appreciate the thoughts and time you put in.