Yeah! You met someone online and the first date is coming. Now you go through your appointments and February 14th is perfect for the meeting. But where is it written that Valentine’s Day is reserved only for lovers? So go ahead! However, excitement and doubt are part of the first date. You both don’t know beforehand whether the meeting will be a flop or a first step towards a relationship. We have put together some helpful tips to help you prepare for the date.
Tip 1: meet in an extraordinary place
The choice of location for the first date is already difficult enough and on Valentine’s Day the places in restaurants and cafes are even more popular than on other days. Do not let the romance impose you and meet at a meeting place that is rather unusual for Valentine’s Day, such as in the zoo or at the flea market. This creates more exciting conversations than when you sit stiffly across from each other.
Tip 2: Don’t expect too much
Just because the date takes place on Valentine’s Day does not mean that great love automatically develops from it. So lower your expectations a little and go straight into the meeting. Afterwards you are always smarter!
Tip 3: Think about topics of conversation beforehand
Whether via SMS, chat or by phone: Before your first meeting, you could have sniffed yourself. Think about how past conversations can be continued. For the first date, general questions about hobbies and interests are completely ok.
Tip 4: Do not press on the lacrimal gland
Even if it may hurt that you are single on Valentine’s Day: discussing failed relationships in detail in order to cope with the past is only of limited help in getting to know your counterpart and having a relaxed conversation.
Tip 5: Put the cell phone away
So far, your communication was purely via the cell phone. But that’s the end of the first date. If the smartphone is used all the time, the impression is given that the date is more boring than entertaining. If that is the case, then rather end the meeting and go home.
Tip 6: don’t invest too much money
On Valentine’s Day, a lot of money is generally spent on activities and gifts. On this day, however, the couples in love should take over. If your date is a failure after all, you are only annoyed about lost time and not about wasted money.