So, how can you make sure that your first date is the best it can be (even if it turns out to be your only date together)?Here are some suggestions on what to do and what not to do. Chose the venue carefully If you are doing the choosing, pick somewhere that you know your date will like.If she’s laughing and having fun in a conversation, she’ll feel much more relaxed and will more likely be attracted to you.
Will we have anything to talk about and if not, how will we get through the evening?
It is definitely possible to think too much about a first date.
Back-and-forth banter may actually help you stomp out any first date tension.
“You’ll turn the conversation into something playful and flirtatious,” says Lorraine.
If you saunter too much she’ll either think you’re injured or some creeper approaching in slow-mo.
If you speak a foreign language, surf, or play guitar, you definitely want to let her know.
Pay close attention to what she tells you and try to ask follow-up questions to show you’re interested in what she has to say.
She’ll feel appreciated, plus the eye contact will work double duty, making her feel more bonded with you.
Dishes with a kick, such as those with curry or hot peppers, increase blood flow—as she heats up, she’ll associate the rush from the food with spending time with you.
There’s also something else at play before she even takes the first bite.
“Skills or talents are super sexy and highlighting them makes you appear more dynamic to her,” says San Diego-based dating and relationship coach De Anna Lorraine.