No matter how you find your date, the first thing on your mind is going to be how you might impress them. Once you start going out together, keep in mind the following tips to avoid a dating faux pas:
Be polite. Never underestimate the positive power of courtesy, or the negative power of rudeness. Taking your date’s presence for granted is a sure way to send them running for the hills. Show that you’re invested in the experience by always acting respectful and polite.
Maintain eye contact. Eye contact is a very important component of the way two people communicate when face-to-face, and a romantic situation is no exception. Whether you are a man or a woman, maintaining eye contact will show that you are confident and honest.
Listen and observe. A huge mistake is to spend the entire date talking about yourself. Listen closely to what your partner has to say, and observe their reactions to what you say. The more attention you place on the other person, the more likely your date will be successful.
Be honest. It’s tempting to tell little white lies to try and impress your date, but most people will value honesty and will be on the lookout for attempts to deceive them. This doesn’t mean that you have to bare your soul on the first date, but avoid building up a picture of yourself or your life that doesn’t match reality. A successful dating life will be built on the truth, so treat it as your ally.
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