Prepping for a blind date can be extremely confusing. You might be wondering how to dress up, what style your date would like, what to talk about, and many other such things. This is what makes blind dates so tricky! Thankfully for you, we have the perfect fool-proof way to prep for your upcoming date night. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a blind date.
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- Get as much information about your date as possible. If a mutual friend has arranged a date then consult them to find out what you need to know about your blind date.
- Consider the place where you will meet your blind date. Whether they would come over and pick you up, or you’d meet them at the venue and they could then drop you off.
- Since you can’t be sure what type of a person you are going on a date with, it’s advisable to meet them at a public place. Choose a coffee shop or restaurant that is not deserted. Also, it would be a good idea to carry a pepper spray; aim straight for the eyes if your date tries to harm you.
- Think about what you want to wear. Looking good is essential but try to choose an outfit that is not revealing because you don’t know the person and his intentions. A well fitting pair of jeans with a cute top or a straight tea-length skirt with a floral top should work well.
- Arrive early. You want to make a good impression on your date; I mean, what if he turns out to be really hot? Plus arriving early would give you some time to touch up on your hair and flatten out any crease in the outfit.
- Be yourself. It’s important that you know the real person that they are and they would want the same thing. Imagine that they start liking you and you were not even being yourself. You don’t want them to like who you aren’t. So while you keep your guard, let your personality shine through!
- The most awkward thing that happens on a blind date is not making conversation. It can ruin what could be a beautiful relationship in the making. So think about a few topics to talk about. Work, weather and family are the safest bet for a first date conversation.
- Ensure that at least one friend or family member knows about your plans and your whereabouts, so in case anything goes wrong your family knows where to find you.
- End it well. You want to have a graceful way of ending the evening (probably early if necessary). Anything could go wrong on a blind date and you shouldn’t fret over it. For instance, if your date is too aggressive or the two of you just don’t gel well, then you may want to leave early. Coordinate with a friend and make a backup plan.