Let’s face it—first impressions are super important for both men and women. It’s not just about appearance. It’s about the feeling you get when you meet someone. How you feel about yourself will determine how the other person perceives you. It also determines the way you make them feel and that’s everything.
Here are some tips that will ensure you to enjoy your first date and make an even better first impression:
1. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Even though that sounds simple, it really isn’t at times. It seems like we are more self-conscious when we want to make a good first impression on a person we really like. We really want to impress them so we go over the top. We overthink our every action and from fear that we are going to do something stupid, we come out as weird and awkward.
Confidence is the key. If you are confident and love yourself, the other person will pick up on that feeling. You want him to like you just the way you are, so don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Of course, you want to come out great but you are already great. Don’t push it.
There’s nothing that screams sexy and confident like a nice smile. Your smile is probably the first thing they noticed and that sticks with them. So, don’t be afraid to use it.
3. Your size doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel in your own skin.
Regardless if you are skinny or have some meat on your bones, the important thing is that you accept yourself inside and out. Remember: nobody’s perfect and the person you are going out with might have more insecurities than you do. They just don’t show them.
You should wear something that flatters your figure. It will instantly make you feel better and it will make you more radiant.
4. Remember to relax.
If you are extremely nervous, there is no chance you will be able to hide it. So, start looking at your date as someone equal. Don’t be intimidated by him. The odds are he is also nervous and wants to make a good impression on you. Relax, take it easy and enjoy your date.
5. Don’t stress over what you are going to talk about next.
Topics are countless, but if you are constantly thinking about what to talk about next, your brain will freeze and you won’t be able to think of anything that makes sense.
When you don’t know what to say next, use your surroundings. Let’s say you are walking through the park. You can ask him: ‘Does he like long walks?’ ‘Is he into hiking?’ ‘Does he like nature?’ ‘What are his favorite places to visit?’ One topic will automatically start new topics. Don’t overthink it.
6. Don’t confuse confidence and arrogance.
It’s good to think highly of yourself but don’t make your date feel like he is dating someone out of his league. Avoid bragging too much. Successful people don’t go around saying they are successful. Your actions will speak for themselves when he gets to know you better.
Your confidence is important but it shouldn’t make other people feel uncomfortable. Confidence should show your warmth and openness. You should have a friendly approach and be somebody they enjoy spending time with.