First date dating tips

05 May

So, how can you make sure that your first date is the best it can be (even if it turns out to be your only date together)?

Here are some suggestions on what to do and what not to do. Chose the venue carefully If you are doing the choosing, pick somewhere that you know your date will like.

If you feel like you’ve clicked online, then most likely you’ll click in person too; but if not, you know that you gave it a chance and will have no regrets.

Take a leap of faith in your online connection and allow the chance for something truly great to develop.

For those American singles heading on a first date with someone they’ve met on Elite Singles, the chances are you and your date have already hit it off online.

After finding interest in each other’s profiles and exchanging messages to become more familiar with one another, it’s time for that all important first meeting.

A first date is loaded with expectancy – will she/he like me and will I like them?

Is this person going to be the “One” or will I want to run for the hills before the starter?

We've got some tips to make sure you are cool and confident and ready to have the best first date ever! Even if you and your guy talk all the time, the first moment of a Real Date is nerve-racking — so much buildup!

However, before you get too swept away, it’s important to test that spark offline.

In fact, a study at the University of Florida found that you shouldn’t wait longer than 17 to 23 days before testing your spark in real life; those who stall can end up creating an idealized image of their date in their heads that reality can struggle to live up to.

We have compiled the list with the help of , to make that first encounter run as smoothly as possible and unite like-minded American singles.

The transition from online messaging to an offline meeting is not as scary as it may seem, in fact it’s simply an opportunity to test your interpersonal chemistry.