Dating Advice

Preparing for a Blind Date


Blind dates can be scary and people would often rather avoid them, but there are a few things you can do to prepare for a blind date to ensure that you have a good experience.  Who knows, the next blind date might be the one.

Be Positive

Having a positive attitude is so important.  Even if there are no sparks, you can still have a good time, and who knows you may even make a new friend.  Go on your date with the intention of having a good time even if you may never see each other again.  Having a positive attitude will also improve your chances of enjoying your date and your attitude will come across.

Choosing an Activity

What you do on the date will also have a lot to do with how successful the date will be.  It is best to choose something that both of you enjoy, even if it is something like browsing betting sites for the best odds.  Before deciding on what to do or where to go speak to your prospective date about what they enjoy and if there are any interests you share.  Before planning make a list of a few things you think would be appropriate and choose one after you have both discussed which one you will both enjoy.

Some activities which you may want to consider include going to a cooking class, they may be expensive, but it’s a great way to have fun and learn more about your date without any awkward silences as you will both be busy.  A wine tasting is another great option, try somewhere local and get to know more about each other while enjoying some good wine.  Instead of choosing one restaurant, make it fun and have a three-course meal, but have each of the courses at a different restaurant.  Street fairs or markets are also fun with different things to look at which make it easier to have a conversation.

Have a Time Limit Set

Asking a friend to phone you at a certain time is just bad manners.  Even if your date is not going well do you really want to be known as the person who asks a friend to phone you and then make up a lie to get out of a bad date.  Rather plan a date that has a time limit so you don’t have to make excuses if things are not going well.  An example would be miniature golf where after your round you can say goodbye if things are bad.  If things are going well however, you can do something after.

Put Your Best Forward

Even if the blind date is the worst one you have ever had, you want to put your best foot forward.  The thing is, is that we all discuss the dates we go on and even if it’s a horrible date at least your date can say nothing bad about you. Always be polite and well mannered so that your date can never say anything bad about you.