Are you single? Do you need relationship advice? There is a vast amount of social media platforms and online dating that is available this day and age to meet people online. However, is this still the best way to meet people? A person can portray themselves anyway they want online which may not be true in reality. This is challenging to men and women, as their expectations can become altered with time.
It seems that the Internet dating game is fading, making that everything old is new again. Blind dating is an old school way of meeting people but seems to be trending recently. Sometimes, it can be successful and you can meet the man or women of your dreams but there is potential for disaster. People just use it because they are single and young, without considering if they compatible.
Meeting a stranger can always be daunting and you could be forced to spend an evening with a person you immediately dislike. But it’s an experience that you should do once in your life and, you never know, you might meet the love of your life. The first thing you need to know is that it will be awkward initially, so be friendly and smile! Another great tip would be to Google or Facebook search the person just to know a little more about them.
Use these tips to have a great blind date experience:
Don’t have too high expectations– be easy and have an open mind.
Do your research– find out more about the person’s likes and dislikes.
Don’t be late or run away after a little while– it’s bad etiquette.
Have a good time– regardless of how it’s going, just smile and have fun.
Don’t be rude– be friendly and keep your negative thoughts to yourself.
Don’t get up and walk away– rather be straight forward and tell them to change their behaviour.
Be open and go with the flow– talk about your interests and topics you are comfortable discussing.
Always dress well– show you made an effort and dress up rather than being too casual, but dress according to the place you going to.
Be your genuine self– don’t lie to impress, win them over by your natural charm.
Treat it like a normal date– don’t assume the night will end in sex - you might just meet a really good friend so don’t set those expectations.
Choose the location wisely– a popular coffee shop is perfect as it can be as long or quick as you like.
Don’t let your guard down– Don’t give out too much information immediately, first get to know the person.
Let them know where you both stand– At the end of the night be honest so you don’t leave him or her ‘hanging’ with false expectations.
Interesting questions to ask on a date:
Why did you agree to go on a blind date?
What hobbies do you have?
What is the most exotic place you have been to?
Who did you admire as a kid?
What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
What TV shows do you like?
Do you like your job?
What do you think about a lot?
Do you like sports and who do you support?
How active are you on social media?
Tell me about your friends?
Are you a cat or dog person?
What are you passionate about?
Who do you live with?
Do you smoke or drink?
Have you come here before?
What is your favourite cuisine?
Do you gym?
Where did you study?
What is your biggest turn-off?
Just remember to have an awesome time, be yourself and open-minded. If you are nervous, have a quick drink before the date. Remember though not to drink, be over the limit and still drive. Make sure you know the person a little before you meet them (just in case). Lastly, have a backup plan and let a friend know about this date.
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