Secrets to a Successful First Date
“How do you make a perfect first date?” We were sitting with Wink’d friends conducting one of our extremely formal surveys.
“You’re going to write about this, aren’t you?”
“Yes, BUT! How do you make a perfect first date?”
“There is no single perfect first date,” friend responded.
We at Wink’d disagree. While it’s true there’s no SINGLE perfect first date, there are a whole heck of a lot of things you can do to make that first date go better.
Via research, emerging through Wink’d friends, searching the ever-engaging dating blogosphere and first-hand experience, Wink’d has come up with these helpful First Date Dating Tips.
§ Start with wine. Then bread/appetizers/etc: You get to the bar. You’re nervous. Wound up. Exhausted. A glass of wine makes everything sparkle brighter and gleam with extra charm.
And who doesn’t like charming?
On that note, don’t order a pint right away. Unless you’re in a pub. But why would you have your first date in a pub? Refer to our little drinking guide to read more about “Drinks to order on a first date”.
§ Make an Effort: We don’t just mean shower (although we do mean SHOWER. No one should have to deal with post-workout gym goer).
We mean choose a good location. Somewhere your date might like.
Think: Is your date vegetarian? Then perhaps Bobs Big Ol’Steaky Steak Steaks isn’t the best place to take him or her. Does your date love football? Why not suggest watching a match followed by a picnic or drinks?
We also mean dress smartly but comfortably. Wear something you feel confident in. Wear something you’ll also feel pretty darn hot in.
Everyone likes hot.
For more tips in this area, look at an article The Telegraph wrote.
§ Be Creative: Sure, mini-golf, movies, theatre, they are all classic first dates and are perfectly good in their own way. But don’t you want to be a little bit more than perfectly good? Don’t you want to be outstanding?
“I think the perfect first date should have an element of rule breaking,” said one Wink’d friend. “You should do something just a bit naughty… My favourite first date was with a girl when we went to an art gallery, and we viewed the exhibit the wrong way around. Nothing too bad, but we felt a little rebellious.”
They ended up being together for two years.
So why not do something slightly more sassy? Go on one of London’s new walking tours. Pop a bottle of something sparkly on the rooftop while watching the sun set. Climb a rock wall. Go salsa dancing. The options are limitless.
§ Keep the Conversation Going: Ask your date about themselves. What do they like to do? What makes them interesting? And then tell a little (NOT a novel) about yourself. What do you like to do? What makes you interesting?
Did you know one of the most common first-date questions is: “Wouldn’t it be nice to throw everything away and go sailing around the world?”
Most of all, have fun. If the chemistry is there, you’ll know it. We at Wink’d are just trying to help create an environment where this chemistry can grow.
Romance is fun. Dating is fun.
So go get Wink’ing.