Whether it’s your first date, second date or even your hundredth date, chances you are still feeling a little uncomfortable of how you should act your best behaviors. Dating is already a high voltage pressure situation and stress out the etiquette will make it even worse, but don’t feel so. I have several tips to ease out the stress and impress your date successfully.
1. Never talk with your food in your mouth
Nothing is uglier than talking with a mouthful of partially chewed meat, half beaten vegetables, peas, or smashed potatoes. It’s gross and unsexiest thing to imagine. It’s a real turn OFF. Always finish chewing and swallowing before responding.
2. Always bring a small gift
You could bring a stem of rose if you are dating girls — but bringing flower to your gay lover? Hmm…think other stuff. A small token of your admiration will be more suitable than flowers. A small box of candy or chocolate but not a sachet of condom or a tiny dildo ( just kidding. You wouldn’t bring that kind of stuff, will you? ) It’s a nice way to start off your date regardless it’s your first date or your hundredth date
3. Don’t drink too much
You will lose you “cool” over third or more glasses and ruin your perfect evening. There are too many reasons why you shall not drink on your first date. Choose something lighter, instead of alcohol — a cup of coffee after meal will be fine and most importantly you won’t lost yourself silly.
4. Tip well
Whether you pay the tab or go Dutch, make sure you leave a decent tip for your server. 10% – 15% is a normal practice.
5.No your Ex-es story, please
None likes to hear your whining about your ex-es. No matter how bad he treated you. Never dig it up. You are here to begin a new life with him, so don’t make
him your personal shrink
6. Say at least one nice thing to your date
Oke. You don’t have the chemistry, whether you are planning to ensure a second date or not , always give your date at least one nice sincere compliment during the evening. It’s simply rude not saying so.
7. Never press for intimacy
You may feel he’s hot and you can’t stand to steal a kiss, but never push the issue. If he’s feel uncomfortable or reluctant, please respect him.
8. Bring enough money
Nothing can be more embarrassing than not having enough money to pay your tab. Always bring some cash as well, in case something goes wrong with your credit cards
9. Don’t be rude or too critical
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it. Dating is already hard enough without having a date who keeps telling you what is wrong or right all the time.
10. Pay attention to him
Nothing ruin the interest faster than your roving eyes or a failure to pay attention when he’s speaking. Give your boy a complete attention he deserves.
11. Financial issue – a simply no no
Never bring it out. It’s very awkward if someone ask me how much I earn a year on my first date. And what is the point if you are asking how much my car cost?
Wanna show off ? You’d better get lost.
12. Be your self
Don’t show off and trying to impress your date with fabulous story of how much money you’ve made. Be honest of who you are. If he’s interested in you — your money will be his second thought.
13. No phone call, please
Simply turn off and RUDE. Unless your house is on fire, don’t take a phone call or make a phone call.
14. Don’t be late
The worst way to start your date. Always be there earlier at least half an hour — if you are running behind, give him a call is the act of simple courtesy. Don’t make him wait
15. Make no promise
If you are dating a date from hell and ending the evening is awkward, don’t make promise to call. Simply wish him a pleasant evening and head home. If he ask you directly, be honest but not rude.