First dates are notoriously nerve-racking. There is a lot to account for: the location, the conversation, what to wear, etc. But sometimes all it takes is just a little planning to take your first date from scary to smooth.
Relationship expert Matthew Hussey shares some basics that will help you better plan your first date so you can focus on what really matters — your date. Watch:
A great first date…
1) … is time flexible.
You want the activity you’re doing to have the flexibility of being a 20 minute date (if things are terrible and you want to escape), through to a 3 hour date if you’re having a great time and want to be able to carry on.
2) … allows for proximity.
Choose something that will allow the two of you to build in touches and physical tension. A dinner wouldn’t be my first choice, but if you find yourself at one, be sure to sit side-by-side, not sat across from each other.
3) … is externally focused.
If you went for a walk along a river, the surroundings would take the pressure off, allowing you to look around and see what’s going on. This not only gives you more to talk about, it makes silence in conversation more relaxed.