You know a date was a total success when you go home and can’t wait for the next one, but does your crush feel the same way?
Eight out of ten people are usually too nervous on a date, they tend to say wrong things and leave a bad impression so that the second date never actually happens. Today we bring you 3 things to always do on a date with your crush and leave a (good) lasting impression.
911 Emergency: Why Is Dating So Difficult?
We would usually say that dating is not really rocket science, but now in times of a global pandemic, dating has certainly evolved, and everyone had to step up their game. You wanted to go for dinner in your favorite restaurant, but the rules suddenly changed, and they had to close it? Movie theaters and cafes too?
Yup, things change quickly these days, but that does not mean you should give up on dating. Maybe you’ll have to be more creative and try harder to get a reply on your good morning text to your crush the next day, but hey, don’t let the current situation stop you from finally asking your crush to go out.
3 Things to Always Do on a Date With Your Crush
No matter how much dating advice you get from friends and how hard you try to leave a good impression, you have to keep in mind that we are all different. Hence, you can’t really apply the same receipt for every person. You’ll need to readjust it a bit, and that’s the beauty of dating and meeting new people.
The following tips can help you get your crush to start falling for you, just keep in mind the person’s personality, personal preferences, and actually listen to what they are saying so you can read between the lines.
1. Have a Meaningful Conversation Instead of Trying to Impress Someone With Cheesy Pick-up Lines
Empty compliments and cringy phrases won’t help you get a second date, since no one falls for those these days.
It is better to be yourself and talk about something you’re interested in than to seem desperate. Asking questions is great, but you don’t want your crush to feel like this is a job interview, right?
If you know you’ll be really nervous, think ahead about a few interesting things to talk about and use them to break that awkward silence.
Share your opinion on some current burning topics, latest news, or tell a personal story. You’ll discover much more about your crush while discussing specific topics and an engaged conversation than through some basic third-grade questions.
2. Mirroring Can Be Cute, Just Don’t Overdo It
You’re now probably wondering what’s even mirroring? Well, it is one of those ways to show someone you’re interested in and funny at the same time.
It is all about copying your date’s behavior in a more or less subtle way, for example, when they raise a brow or even eye roll. It can’t go unnoticed, and it subconsciously shows you’re interested.
That sounds easy, right? Well, there is just one thing, you have to be very natural and spontaneous at it, you shouldn’t exaggerate and mimic every single gesture. The key is to recognize the right moment and to be relaxed enough to do it.
3. Agree to Disagree
Whether it is about the food your date ordered or you two have entirely different points of view about a particular topic, don’t get too feisty about it. You two don’t have to agree on everything to be the perfect match. Let go of your prejudices regarding the profession, politics, and pretty much everything else.
We tend to get so judgemental and can easily cross someone off the list, even for the smallest things, which is wrong on so many levels. You’re just getting to know each other so try to be more open-minded and try to keep your opinion for yourself sometimes. It could be worth it.
Save Compliments for the End and Suggest Another Encounter
Don’t throw compliments around like confetti, save them for the end of the night, and say it like you mean it. It is an ideal way to wrap up a perfect night out and suggest you two should go on another date.
If you’re still feeling a bit nervous, keep in mind that your date is probably feeling the same way too. Therefore, try to relax and act naturally. Besides the tips mentioned above and things you should do, don’t forget to be yourself. It sounds like such a cliche, but it works every time.