First Date Guide: Stepping Out On A First Date.

First dates can be as dreamy as a storybook or as frightful as a trip to the dentist!

So what are the best moves to make sure the night doesn’t go south?

Here are some top tips from experts in the world of date coaching in Sydney:

When it comes to conversation, come prepared.

Remember how it felt when taking a test you did not study for? That’s comparable to going on a date without discussing conversation topics beforehand.
Remember: the most natural acts are the ones that are rigorously prepared. Just think of comedians who spend years perfecting their bits. Practice your best anecdotes and conversation topics with friends and family to appear free and natural on your first date. It’s all about making an amazing first impression and connecting with your date. Make it all about them; make it easy and fun! But, also try to be natural on your first date, as thinking too much about the date and planning too hard will add to the pressure and exacerbate the nerves.  Remember, it will all be OK and make sure you have some fun. WikiHow has some great tips about preparing for a first date in their article: How to Prepare For a Date.

Dinner is not the only option.
Going on dinner on the first date seems safe, but it’s also boring and predictable. You and your date might prefer doing something other than the talk and chewing. Plan fun, interactive, and possibly childlike activities for your first date. Find out what they love doing, whether bike riding, a picnic, visiting a gallery, or pretending to be a tourist in your home. Whatever it be, dare to be different, and you’ll truly stand out.

Talk about the elephant in the room.
Don’t ignore the awkward moments during your date, especially when they keep presenting themselves. Ignoring the big things may only create tension. Feel free to talk about how nervous you both seem to be. Break the ice and warm up to each other. Laugh it off; you’d be surprised how this can ignite chemistry and bring you closer. No one is an expert regarding first dates; talking about the elephant in the room shows you are comfortable in your skin.

So how easy is it to make a first impression on a first date? It’s a case of easier said than done. Today there are more failed first dates than ever before; it’s almost like people are going on a shopping spree. With this trend, it is vital you capture your date’s attention and ignite attraction to seal the deal for a second date. To be an absolute stand-out and have the upper hand, you must be equipped with the latest knowledge and skills. Date coaching is an art, and there are many more things to learn to help keep your first date exciting. Get in touch with a relationship expert with Blue Label Life, the matchmaking experts, today and unlock the fun side of you and ensure your date can’t get enough of you!

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Robyn Nind is a dating coach and matchmaker at Blue Label Life. Robyn has helped countless singles find love and a partner.

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