First dates can be scary, so try to go prepared with these 10 first date rules for guys from CNN Living. Some of the tips we thought were helpful were 1) Take Charge, 2) Smile, 3) Act Confident, and 4) Ask Questions. Read the full list on CNN Living.
Many of us would like to believe that chivalry is not dead, but just not as over the top as it used to be. Modern women are more independent, but we do still like our dates to make a few chivalrous gestures. Check out this list from AskMen of the do’s and don’ts of modern chivalry.
MiniDates allows you to blind text or blind email your date after one person accepts. This is an exciting opportunity to talk to your date before meeting. Here are a few tips to ensure your blind messages lead to an enjoyable in-person meeting.
Do text before a first date. Blind messaging your date before the first meeting will make your date more comfortable with meeting you. 34% of those surveyed agreed that they’d feel more comfortable on a first date if they had exchanged messages beforehand. Just make sure to keep pre-date communication light and fun.
Do respond ASAP. Waiting too long to respond will cause your date to thing you are not interested in your upcoming date. If you don’t have time to reply, try to at least send out a quick note like “Sorry, stuck in mtg.”
Don’t guess at the message meaning. Wait till your date to discuss something that may not make sense or anything that needs more explanation.
Don’t over-abbreviate. Keep messages brief, but stick to terms and symbols most people know.
Don’t be a tease. Be honest about your feelings and don’t lead your date on before the first meeting.
Don’t be rude. Obvious, but thought we should mention this just in case.
This post was adapted from this article from about.com.
The first few months of dating can be really exciting, but it’s important to make sure you don’t scare your guy/gal off. The best way to keep it casual, but interesting is to follow these 5 rules.
1. Don’t act like a needy person.
2. Don’t be negative.
3. Always remember you’re not trying to find out if your date accepts you, you’re trying to find out if you accept your date.
4. Remember that most guys like to peruse.
5. Have fun and be playful.
Source: Marie Claire
Men’s Health blog has some great tips for guys in the online dating arena. The tips are from a girl’s perspective, so they should help to improve your ability to get dates on MiniDates or elsewhere. Check out the full article here.
Meeting someone new on a MiniDate can be a little scary and sometimes you may not know what to say. To figure out what to say during an awkward silence, try using the FORD technique. FORD is an acronym for:
Sticking to these topics will not only keep the conversation flowing, but it will also help your date get to know more about what you care about most.
Adapted from this article from Lifehacker.
AskMen has a few great tips in this article for how to make a great first impression and treat a woman right on a first date. Some of the main points covered include smell good and take pride in your appearance, be nice to her and everyone else, and pick her up and get her home. To see the full list of tips, read the article now.
The Urban Dater posted a great list of tips for how guys need to act on dates to make sure their the gals will have fun too. The post covers how to tell good stories, who should pay, manners, and more. Men–definitely check out this article before your next date!