Have you ever heard the saying, “first impressions last”? Well, it is often true. When meeting other people, your first impression will likely be the one that sticks in their minds. Understanding the importance of making a good first impression is the first step towards making yourself memorable, attractive, and desirable to your date.
Make sure that you look your best and make the best impression on your first date by following some of these simple tips:
Look good for your own good.
Although it isn’t something people like to admit, first impressions usually have a lot to do with how you look. After all, it’s unlikely that a person whom you meet for the first time knows your personality and interests.
So the first step towards making a good first impression is to look your best. Looking your best does not entail having a perfect face or body, but it’s more about feeling confident and projecting that confidence.
Try a new hairstyle or a new set of clothes. If you’re up to it, you may even want to hit the gym. Just remember that you should look good for yourself and not just to make a good impression.
Keep your manners in check.
Another helpful tip when trying to make a good first impression is to mind your manners. Being polite and considerate towards the person is a way of showing him or her that you are not full of yourself.
Minding your manners doesn’t mean that you have to bend over backwards to please the other person, but just try to be kind.
Be interesting and show interest in return.
The number one rule about dating that you should always remember is that there are two of you involved in the date. To hit it off and be successful, you’ll need to pay attention to your own interests and the interests of your date.
Try to show that you are interested in your date and, at the same time, try to keep your date interested in you. If the interest is there, then it is likely that you’ll be on your date’s mind for the rest of the week and vice-versa.