Tips for blind dating
Page 1 of 2 Hands down, one of the top relationship questions I’m asked is how to handle blind dates.
As I read email after email from panicked daters, I can feel their anxiety about meeting a stranger in such a charged, awkward situation.. After all, this meeting is a big deal and you should be prepared to bring nothing less than your A-Game.
Thus, you need to take a few precautions, if you are going on such a date.
Since you don't know much or anything about the person, the first advice is choose a public place.
Adrienne admits that she is “a Type A Personality, control freak, micro-manager who does not like surprises” (her words, not mine).
So being Adrienne, she put her best Type A self forward and planned the entire night.
” to which he replied, “Guilty.” We had made it through perhaps the hardest part of a blind date—the greeting.
Even though his brother spoke highly of him to Melissa (and about Melissa to him), there will always be a level of skepticism from both parties at a blind date. That's why we have to monitor our actions closely to make a great first impression. This is the time to bring out what I call the Interview You. The Interview You changes your whole demeanor; you sit up straighter, you don’t drink as much, you don't stuff your face with rigatoni, and you watch your speech, ditching the sailor mouth.
You may wonder what style your date likes or how he'll be dressed.
Approach this situation as an exciting opportunity to meet someone new, and you're bound to have more fun than if you look at it as a daunting task.
A coffee shop you regularly hang out at, a restaurant you frequent, or a mall you usually shop are at perfect places for such a date.
Remember, it's not your first date, so the set doesn't have to be romantic.
Again, this is not being phony, it’s being an adult.