Blind dates - tell a friend before you meet the stranger
Blind dates are generally a lot of fun, but they can also be disastrous. However, if you are well prepared and have chosen to meet in public, then there are a few things you need to consider as you go to meet the stranger. Here are a few tips to help make your blind date amazing.
Meet in public
The first rule of blind dates is basically ensure you meet in public. While blind dates can be fun and exciting, you have to consider the fact that you do not know any firsthand information about the individual you are going to meet.
Even if the date was set up by a mutual friend, you should be very cautious about where the date is going to happen. It is even better to tell a friend where you will be so that they can even "run into you" during the date to ensure all is well.
Keep it sweet and short
When you are choosing to meet in public, avoid choosing places that will keep the two of you together for over an hour, such as meeting to watch a movie or a play.
Instead, arrange to date over a coffee in the evening or a brief lunch. As a result, you can exit quickly if the date is not going too well or stay and make further plans on when to meet up next.
Being open minded helps
Remember that you are basically meeting a person you have never seen before. Therefore, try to avoid metal images of your date or setting very high expectations.
Simply prepare topics of conversation and aim to look your best for the date. This way you will be more open minded to the date and even enjoy yourself.
Prepare topics of conversation
The last thing anyone would want during a blind date is the awkward silence because you ran out of things to talk about.
The important thing here is to prepare topics of conversation in advance so that you are more comfortable during the date.
Since a conversation will flow much better if both of you are fascinated by the topic, you can ask your friends to give you a general idea of what the person is like so that you are able to prepare better.
Additionally, avoid monologues and talking about you too much and instead ask open-ended questions.
In conclusion, the best thing you could do for a blind date besides agreeing to meet in public is just being yourself. Let your true personality shine through so that your date likes the real you and not what you think you should be.