Let's face it, when it
comes to meeting the next Mr or Ms Right, we could all do with a little help.
Here are things to keep in mind next time you're out on a date.
1. Don’t forget your
Without getting too Sir
Lancelot about things, a little etiquette goes a long way. If she looks nice,
tell her that. Maybe open the door as she walks through, or offer your arm as
she steps down from the curb – but play it by ear and don’t go too overboard.
Also, make sure you remember her eye colour (trust us on this one) and when
you’re comfortable, maybe test the waters by leaning in a little closer as she
speaks – if she backs away, well, it’s probably not going well.
2. Be confident
Everyone’s nervous on a
first date, but there’s nothing more attractive than a bit of self-confidence.
When it comes to conversation, stay in your comfort zone by coming up with a
few topics that you can talk about easily so you’re not out of your depth too
early. But it’s a delicate balance – one wants to be the guy who bangs on about
your comic book collection all night, or what a pro you are on the bench press.
If in doubt, ask your date about themselves and go from there.
It sounds simple, but
choosing someone with similar interests is a big plus. If you like nothing better
than watching the footy over a few beers – and they hate sports with a passion
– it’s probably not going to work out. Just be yourself and don’t try to