Blind dates have been the start of endless long and happy romances, but preparing for one is difficult. Any first date can be nerve-racking, but a blind date that has been arranged by someone else can be even more challenging. This is simply because you don’t know that you will like them and will know basically nothing about them before the evening starts. This article considers how to prepare for a blind date.
On a blind date there should be no pressure to perform and no pressure to impress. There is no real obligation on a blind date and the benefit of it is that you will at least know that your friends believe that you can get along with the person that you are to meet. With your friends you will be yourself, and on a blind date you should do the same thing.
A Romantic Gesture
On any date, whether it is with someone that you have met or not, making a romantic gesture is certain to go down well. Visiting a florist before the date can give you the tools you need to make a good impression. Being understated with the gesture is important so that you do not overdo it, but taking a single flower on the blind date is a lovely gesture that can go down very well and make a wonderful first impression.
Maintain the Surprise
When someone sets you up on a blind date, it can be very tempting to try and discern everything you can about the person you are to meet. Asking what they look like and what their name is can be a sensible practical arrangement, but asking more than this is unwise.
Maintaining the surprise is a great way to keep the date running smoothly because then you will have a lot to ask your date. If you know everything already then being interested in the conversation is harder. Leaving it all for the date also allows them and you the freedom to share only what both people are comfortable sharing.
When going on any date the way that you dress is imperative. Dressing up for a date basically demonstrates that you are making an effort and this is an essential image to present. If you are not willing to make an effort at this first stage, then your date will assume that you are not really interested in anything serious. Dressing up to look the part is sensible and asking the friend who set the date up for some tips on how best to dress is wise.
Don’t Expect Too Much
On a blind date there is a good chance that one or both of the people may simply not be interested. This is inevitable when you have not met each other before and it can be uncomfortable if you are expecting magic to happen. When preparing for a blind date it is important to look forward to it, but it is also important to be reasonable about your expectations. Expecting too much from a blind date can leave you disappointed and it can get uncomfortable at times too.
To get the best out of a blind date you should go with low expectations and just be yourself. If it doesn’t work out then there should be no hard feelings and you should have both enjoyed the evening anyway.