One of the most important blind date tips I can share with you is to be confident and have a positive mindset. If you are timid, unsure of yourself or feeling down about a recent breakup, stay home and watch Netflix instead. This type of rendezvous is exhausting, and requires some mental prep on your end.
Know What You’re Signing Up For
While it might seem shallow to ask your date what he or she looks like before you meet, it is essential to have at least a minimum amount of information about their size, frame and features (unless of course you are less shallow than me, in which case I applaud you.) For example, let’s take a look at my Jolly Green Giant date with “Fred”. I’m definitely not a volleyball player type, but I’m by no means petite. So, when Fred suggested a rather swanky dinner (Olive Garden, baby), I decided to throw on some decent heels. My bad. He was on the very, very short side. When the evening was over, he got out of the car to give me a hug, and didn’t even reach my shoulders.
Claudia’s blind date tips: Have a general idea of how tall he is. I have dated lots of guys my height or even shorter, but if the guy is short, I’m not going to wear platform heels on the first date.
Know Where You’re Going – Literally
Next up? Venue. Being a Midwestern girl, the nasty weather, and rugged location can be pretty rough. I once accepted a date with “Rick”, the cousin of my best friend’s boyfriend. I thought we were just going out for drinks, and threw on something “snappy casual”. He picked me up wearing a cowboy hat and took me to some sort of rodeo “thingie”. Let’s just say, the snappy in my casual was way out of place. It was a shame, because looking back, what could have been a nice evening was ruined by me feeling that I was ridiculously over-dressed (which I was).
Claudia’s blind date tips: Know where you’re going. Exact addresses are not necessary, but at least know if you’re going bowling or cherry picking and then dress appropriately!
Know Something About Who Set You Up
The blind part of the evening is that you don’t know the person you are going out with. However, you both should know the person who set you up. So, do your homework and make sure that you have a few topics of conversation concerning the person that set you up, just in case you finish talking about the weather and have some time to kill.
Claudia’s blind date tips: Know at least the basics about your “middle man”. It serves as a common source of conversation if you ever find yourself at a loss for words.
Follow These 3 Blind Date Tips For Maximum Success
While, there you have it – 3 ideas to get you started on this new type of dating (if you haven’t already tried it) or save you from spending a horrible evening dressed in a cocktail dress at a rodeo. Getting set up can be a ton of fun, just remember to approach the opportunity in a positive way, and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make romance happen.
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