Steps to Planning a First Date

Relationships - Dating
By: ListMaker    
10-Mar-2011

Introduction:Whether you're going out formally with a good friend, meeting a blind date, or heading out for a night on the town with an internet acquaintance, the first date is your one and only chance to make a good first impression. Planning the first date is almost as important as being charming and attentive. Your date will be amazed if you follow the below steps to planning a first date.

  • 01

    Save the Date

    It is vitally important to call the person you hope to go out with well in advance of the date you have in mind. Don't call on a Friday and expect your friend to be available the following Saturday. Chances are, he or she will already have plans.

    Instead, calling in advance shows that you've been thinking of your friend and are interested in reserving a date in their busy schedule. It also gives both of you something to look forward to for a whole week which further enhances the excitement of a first date.

  • 02

    Think About What Type of Relationship You Already Have

    if you're meeting a blind date or an internet friend, it's best to plan a first date in a public restaurant or place where there are other people. Reserve a candlelit dinner on a blanket on the beach for a friend you already know with whom you hope to start a romance.

    If you and your friend have interests in common, planning a first date around that interest will show that you're thoughtful. For example, if you both like football, plan a first date for a football game. Bring along a picnic to have for a private tailgating party.

  • 03

    Steer Clear of the Old Dinner and a Movie

    Dinner is a perfect first date but a movie is not such a good idea as there's no time to connect while watching a flick. Instead, plan a dinner at a nice restaurant and then follow up with coffee and dessert in a specialty store or shop. Conversation is important for a first date and dinner and dessert will give you plenty of time to get to know each other.

  • 04

    Arrange For Your Date's Transportation

    One of the classiest ways to make an entrance on a first date is to pick up your date is in a limo. Just tell your friend what time you'll pick him or her up and surprise your date by appearing out of a limo and inviting him or her into sit with you. Have a bottle of champagne or wine open to celebrate the occasion. Now, THAT's the way to make a great impression on a first date.

  • 05

    Confirm Your Reservations In Advance

    There's nothing worse that meeting your date in the front lobby of an expensive restaurant only to find that your reservation has gone missing.

    Check a day in advance and make sure your reservation is correct. Ask for a table by a fireplace or, if there is a scenic view, by a window.




Final Thoughts

Putting your energy into planning a first date is well worth the effort as, the better that first date is, the better your chances for a continued relationship.


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