Even though Tinder dates can be a bit scary, as sitting face to face with a stranger you’ve been texting with non-stop doesn’t always meet your expectations, we have to say that it doesn’t have to be like that at all. In fact, having an amazing first date is incredibly easy – as long as you know what you’re doing, of course.
Here are five useful tips on how to impress your Tinder date on the first date, so check them out and get down to business!
1. Pick a perfect date venue in the first place
When looking for a perfect venue where your first date will take place, you should think about activities both of you are comfortable with. This means that you should be familiar with your date’s interests to a certain extent, so that you can make a final decision that’ll work for everyone. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should opt for a beach date and go swimming, no matter how much she loves it.
Worrying about her makeup and stressing over how she looks in a bikini on the first date is the last thing she wants, so make sure to skip that and opt for a more traditional date venue. The more comfortable she is on the date, the more she’ll like you, so pick a cute restaurant or a small wine bar and you won’t make a mistake!
2. Prepare your date in the best possible way
Once you’ve picked the date venue, the next step is preparing your date – which can be a quite challenging task if you want to keep the plans a surprise. We can all agree that there’s nothing worse than being overdressed or underdressed, so take this task seriously and give your date at least the basic guidelines.
For example, if you want to take her to a casual dinner after work, let her know that a cute blouse and a cool pair of denim jeans will be more than enough. On the other hand, if a fancy restaurant is your venue of choice, tell her that a semi-formal dress and a pair of dressy shoes will do the trick. She’ll appreciate your effort and those little clues, so be kind and make her feel great in her own skin!
3. Make sure that your outfit is on point…
As for your outfit, it should depend on the venue and the type of date you’re going for, too. As mentioned above, a casual dinner or a movie night is the perfect time to wear your favorite pair of jeans. The same goes for a cool button-down or a trendy flannel.
However, a more formal date requires such attire, which is exactly where your tailored suit should step in. Of course, we aren’t saying that you should wear a tie – it can definitely be a bit too much.
Instead, wear either a black or a white button-down and match it with a tailored suit in neutral colors such as black, navy, or grey. Your date will absolutely adore such a polished yet attractive look, without a shadow of a doubt!
4. As well as your grooming game
It really doesn’t matter if your date will end with a good-night kiss or not, but you know what? Your date’s perception of you truly plays a huge role in how the date develops, so keep your grooming game on point. White teeth, fresh breath, and soft lips that aren’t chapped really go a long way towards giving a good first impression, so don’t neglect them.
Besides these, your hair should be clean and properly groomed, as well as your beard – if you’re rocking it, make sure that it both looks and feels great. In case you didn’t know, beard oil is an absolute must as it can keep the unruly hairs under control while hydrating the skin underneath the scruff at the same time.
Beard balm is another grooming essential as it’ll further nourish the hairs, keep them securely in place, and make your beard smell amazing. Ladies love that, so don’t skip this product under any circumstances!
5. Keep the conversation interesting and original
Even though keeping the conversation original and interesting seems like a piece of cake, trust us when we say that it’s often the most challenging task – especially when it comes to first dates. Yes, asking questions about her job, music tastes, and movies she loves is always a good way to start, but don’t you think that these are a bit too predictable? If she’s ever been on a date before in her life (and she most likely has been), then she’s already had those conversations before.
After all, it’s your first date and not a job interview, so loosen up a little bit and get creative with your questions. Be bold and different and your first date will be more than successful!
As you can tell, there are a lot of things you should take into consideration when you want to impress your Tinder date on your first official date. If that’s your ultimate goal, all you need to do is to stick to our tips and guidelines and you’ll make that happen – that’s a promise!