First date dos and don'ts

By Drum Digital
21 July 2014

To avoid ending up with your foot in your mouth, here are a few first date pointers

You're dressed to the nines  but you're a bundle of conflicting emotions before your first date.

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DO SAY THIS: 

  • "You look great!"  Positive reinforcement is always a good idea.
  • "What is your life's passion?" This is a better way of getting to know what makes someone tick, as opposed to asking "What do you do?" which is more likely to get you a very generic answer.
  • "What do you think about it?" You're here to get to know each other, right?
  • "Me too!" Mutual interests are usually a good sign, so feel free to engage in those things that you have in common.
  • Listen, really listen. This way you find out more about them in order to share more of yourself.

DON'T SAY THIS:

  • "Who on earth recommended this place to you?" Criticising anything regarding the date is a direct slight to your date.  Rather look for the positives.
  • "Is your car paid in full?" Asking questions that relate to how much money the person earns will make you appear materialistic. Don't go there.
  • "You know what? I think you could be the one!" Even if you do think you've found The One, save the declarations of love for much later. You don't want to scare this person away.
  • "I'm getting so tipsy!" It may be tempting to calm your nerves with an extra glass of wine. But don't,  rather stay sober and don't regret anything you say or do the next morning.

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