So, you've successfully registered with a dating site and are now all geared for your first online date. Remember, first impression is the last impression; your first online date has to be no less than perfect.
Follow the tips below for an effective first online date:
You have only the writing of the other person and perhaps a still photograph to judge him/her. Read between the lines and be very canny in judging people. If your instincts say negative about your dating partner, then trust your instincts and cease your relationship.
Look for positive or negative signals from the other person. You may even prompt him/her to respond and then from the response you may gauge his/her personality.
Try gathering as much information about the other person as is possible. Probe them as much as possible without hurting their comfort levels and then try judging your dating partner with all the information you have. Do ensure that the person you are interacting with is worth the date. Even the slightest overlooking of facts can land you in trouble.
Listen to your trustworthy and close friends’ views on the other person. They may see something in the partner that maybe you overlooked. They know you pretty well and may be able to offer a suggestion about your next step. A second opinion is always best in the cases of uncertainty.
Be sure to ask the other person about their likes and dislikes and compare them with your preferences. Let the other person know about your likes and dislikes also so that he/she can also analyze things at their end. Moreover, if the both of you feel that you have much in common or at least you can celebrate the difference then you may ho ahead.
Communicate a lot before going along for the date. Send a lot of emails, chat in instant messenger, and talk on the phone. You want your first date should be special and a misinterpretation may cost you your first ever-dating experience. So, just give enough time for each of you to get to know each other very well before stepping out together.
Your first online date should go well if you incorporate the points mentioned above. Be cautious when dealing online and take the right moves; do not just drift along emotionally. I am sure you don't want to land yourself in trouble!