Yes, finally, the guy from your office smiled and flirted with you. The cute barista asked for your phone number. You are getting many swipes from online dating apps. In short, you are going on your first date with someone you have had a crush on for decades. So, you are asking the question, "How do I impress this guy for things to proceed to a second date? The answer? You do not! You do not have to impress or woo anyone. You must be yourself and determine if you are a good match for each other. Determine if you like him and move from there. But it does not hurt to put your best foot forward. Here is how to be yourself and impress a guy with honesty and personality.
Be on time
The first step to leaving a lasting impression is to be on time. Being fashionably late wasn't cool in the past and will never be cool. So, ensure you arrive on time or five minutes before the meeting.
Dress to impress
Girls dress up and do makeup to look good and feel confident. Right? So, dress your best to feel the best and impress the guy. Everyone appreciates a girl who dresses nicely and looks put-together. There is no harm in wearing PJs and being comfortable in loose or baggy clothes. But a date is not the place to wear such clothes. Dress to impress! You do not have to wear a black strapless dress, which is not you. Yet, try to look your best in an outfit that screams you.
One thing that is a turn-off for most guys (and girls) is body odor. If you smell like sh*t, the date will not go in your favor. Taking a shower or bath before a date always works in your favor. To top it off, wear your favorite women's perfume or scent to smell nice. Also, ensure you always carry the perfume in your bag. You never know when you might go on a date with your crush. If that happens, you do not want to smell bad.
Be positive and confident.
It will reflect if you love yourself and feel good about yourself, how you look, and your personality. So, be confident when you arrive for the date. Be confident and positive about yourself, your nature, and your personality. Wear a smile; do not be cocky, but be self-aware. Your date will notice all this. It will undoubtedly help make the date a success.
Take their name
On the first date, consciously address the person you are with by their first name. It may sound strange, but it shows you care and are making an effort. It shows you remember the name and are invested in the date.
Maintain eye contact
Maintaining eye contact with your date shows you are into him. It helps create intimacy between you two without getting physical. Letting your gaze linger on him is a great way to start the flirtation. It also shows you are interested in what he is saying, and guys love this. Just remember not to stare; just maintain eye contact when you are conversing.
Go in for a hug when you meet.
When you arrive for the date and see him waiting, go in for a friendly and warm hug. It means nothing more than being warm and kind to your date. It also helps break the ice between you two, making starting a conversation easier.
Give him a genuine compliment.
Girls love when guys compliment them about something other than their beauty. Guys are no different! If you find a chance to compliment them, do not shy away. For example, if you talk about his work or passion, you can complement him with the line, 'I love your dedication to your work and ethics.'
No one likes to be on a date where the other person seems lost. Be present! Do not let your mind or thoughts wander.
To conclude, be yourself, determine if you like the guy, and try to show them who you are. If all goes well, you will have a second date, and things will move on smoothly. So, love, have an incredible first date, and enjoy it thoroughly.