When we asked a bunch of guys to tell us what, if anything, they get nervous about on a first date, we were sort of expecting the usual answers: bad breath, what to wear, whether there will be chemistry, etc. But one common theme quickly emerged from polling the dudes.
Leave me, myself and I at home on that important first date and make the most of the introduction.
As a former matchmaker, I would receive followup from each client after they went out on their first date. The most common negative comments agreed with the recent study by the Bowes-Lyon Partnership dating agency. The National Student article revealed that nonstop, self-center chatter sent the date quickly to the do-not-call-me-back list.
As a matchmaker, it's my job to advise my clients on where to meet for a first date and where not to meet for a first date. The intention of this article is to steer you away from the worst places to meet for a first date. I advise you meet at the following places later on down the line but never for the first date:
As you know, men are extremely visual. We are ridiculously visual.
A low-cut silk blouse that you love may be the most distracting thing on a first date. The office pantsuit that you wear when you're meeting him for a cup of coffee or a drink after work just might turn him off because you look too much like a dude or Hillary Clinton in it.
Unless it's a pre-determined hookup and you are all set to arrive in the trenchcoat and nothing else, I'm guessing this is the kind of night where you want to appear confident, and alluring but not look like you've tried too hard.
So tonight's the night, and you want to impress, and not leave anything to chance. Here are some great tips to make your best first impression.
If the thought “find me a boyfriend” sends shivers down your spine, you probably just need a little courage and confidence to go out and get what you deserve out of life. If you’re constantly wondering, “when will I find love,” then what you need is a shot of self-esteem and a few tips and tricks to get the conversation going on a first date.
Okay, so you’ve read my article on when to start dating again after a break up or divorce and you’re confident that you’re 100% ready to get back out there. Congratulations! But wait – before you sign up for Match.com and start winking at people, let’s make sure you’re really prepared by going over the behaviors that can make or break a first date. If you haven’t dated in a while, reviewing this list will definitely help you get to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th date – and maybe even to “I do”.
Don’t ruin your chances of a second date by asking these 5 questions!
I’m often surprised by the questions guys ask me on a first date. Some questions are too personal, and some questions seem to better fit a census than a date. To begin to get to know her without making her feel judged or surveyed, ask her about things she likes. Ask her how she likes to spend her time, and talk more about your common interests. But be sure to avoid asking her the following 5 types of questions, as they’ll likely kill your chances for a second date.
There are lots of successful women looking for suitable dating partners. However, women often treat dating as though they are interviewing an applicant for a job. Men know when they are being "grilled", and it quickly eliminates any sense of romance, adventure and fun. Women need to lighten up! Of course it is important to find out about a prospective partner, but it isn't necessary to learn everything at the first meeting.
Learn what NOT to do the next time you want a guy to like you.
Do you know what the worst possible thing you could do when you meet a new guy is? As a dating coach for women over 40, I'm going to tell you so you never have to worry about making this self-sabotaging mistake again.