September 10, 2016

First dates can be a numbing experience, the jitters and cold feet about the what to do and what not to do are all too real. Bia Sandhu Taneja is here to help, so that you don’t wreak havoc on your potential partner for life.

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1. Take Your Time

Take your time to pick out the best outfit for the perfect date night. Pick one that fits you like a goddess and is comfortable too. It should be as perfect as the date. Just like you’ll want the guy to come well-groomed, he will expect the same.

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2. Wear ‘Your’ Colour

Choose your outfit wisely and pick a colour that flatters you. Show off those great legs by opting for a short skirt or a pretty dress only if you are comfortable. Too much skin show on a first date may not be the best idea.

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3. Be Comfortable

Do not overlook your comfort and it is something we will say again and again. Your discomfort will find way into your expressions and that’s where it all begins going downhill. After all, you can’t be seen fidgety or restless on a first date.

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4. The Right Accessories

Wearing a statement piece can always be a conversation starter and also a symbol of your style.

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5. Smell Pleasant

Wear a perfume that isn’t too strong or too mild. Be sure to use a deodrant followed by a pleasant  fragrance, one that you are comfortable and calm with.

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6. Don’t Make the Man Wait

Punctuality is something everybody likes be it a guy or a girl. Don’t be late, this isn’t work.

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7. Maintain Eye Contact

Eye contact is crucial when you talk. It shows your confidence and says that you are genuinely interested in the person.

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8. No Phones Please

Try keeping your phones aside in silent mode or better still, switched off. Don’t screw up the date just because you were dying to tell your best friend what he looked like.

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9. Etiquette Rules

Etiquettes play a major role to form a perfect impression everywhere, even on a date. Follow the simple dining table rules by not placing your elbow on the table while eating and chew slowly. And yes don’t talk when your mouth is full. Let the guy know what’s on your plate not what’s in your mouth.

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10. Be kind

Be kind. Talk in a calm and composed manner and remember to treat the waiter with courtesy. Paying respect gains you respect, doesn’t it?

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First dates are always special. Make the most of every moment- the butterflies-in-the-stomach moment, the under-currents, exchanging glances etc. Happy Dating!

P.S: Looking for some inspiration? Check out our post on date night ideas here.