How to Make a Great First Impression on a Date

by Contributor

Want to make sure your date will be eager to go out with you a second time? No problem.

Dress attractively but comfortably. Don't wear clothes that make you feel stiff or self-conscious.

Be aware of your posture - it speaks volumes about you. You want to appear alert and confident by sitting up straight.

Compliment your date. Don't just say 'I like your shirt.' Be sincere and notice something that he or she took time with.

Learn to flirt (see "eHow to Flirt') and try it out. Don't overdo it, though.

Realize that you don't have to tell people how great you are. It's better to show them instead.

Be interested and interesting. Listen actively to what your date says. Ask questions and don't interrupt.

Enjoy yourself, no matter what. If you're easygoing and fun to be around and if you can roll with whatever comes your way, you can't help but make a great impression.

Thank the other person for the date - always, without exception. Good manners will get you far.

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Tips

  • Don't talk about anything negative or complain on a first date.
  • Be cautious about drinking - it will give you a false sense of confidence and your inhibitions will be lowered. You may say or do things you'll regret later.