Dating after first date
One way to reduce the chance of a good date is to turn up flustered, grouchy and wracked with guilt.
If you’re held up, apologise with dignity, deliver a winning smile and offer your date a drink.
In the hours before your first date, make sure you distract yourself and you’ll help to keep those pre-date jitters at bay.
If a workout at the gym is your fail-safe stress reliever or a glowing tan is your ultimate confidence booster, you’re not alone; according to our Love Geist research, Londoners are twice as likely to hit the gym ahead of their first date while daters in the North West are 95% more likely to go for a sunbed or apply fake tan!
Well, many women would argue that the same comment applies to dating after 60.
Not only are there statistically fewer men, but the dynamic of human engagement, and style of personal connection, has changed dramatically since we were dating in our 20’s.
If you’re not sure if it’s a look that works for you then ditch it and save it for another night when you can get an honest opinion from your friends.
Trialling a new trend on a date could mean you spend half the night checking yourself out, trying to see if you look good, which isn’t the best signal to be sending out.
Cafes make for great first date venues; a cup of coffee allows for a short encounter or a longer meeting, depending on how well you hit it off!However, if you’re shy, or would prefer to gage whether they’d like to see you again, perhaps you could hint by saying: “It’s been lovely meeting you, I really enjoyed it.” If you’re 100% sure you don’t want a second date, it’s important that you still try to end the date on a warm and positive note, while being truthful, to avoid hurt feelings.Honesty truly is the best policy; being honest creates transparency where trust can flourish and is something you can take forward into your next relationship.Reading through past messages and picking out some things from their profile you’d like to know more about will help keep conversation flowing and allow you to be a happy confident date.With a hot date on the cards, you won’t want to be dealing with a last minute wardrobe malfunctions.If you still find yourself struggling then try having some pre-prepared ice breaker questions and read up on how to be an interesting date. If the food is diabolical or the pub is awful, don’t complain.