It’s not easy making a first date with a total stranger or someone you barely know, but with a little confidence and self-knowledge you are off to a good start. You have to take a chance even if it means potentially having your pride hurt – isn’t it worth the risk in the end? Everyone goes through these same feelings but you have to overcome them or you will never know what the outcome could have been. In this hectic fast paced working world we live in these days, it’s hard to find the time to meet people outside of your circle of friends, but there are possibilities in your daily life if you just build up your confidence enough to capitalize on them.
Don’t just ask someone on a date simply for the sake of doing so. Instead, find someone that really sparks your interest. It may be someone you met through the personals, a computer dating site like American Singles or Match, a social networking website, church or simply in the grocery store. However you meet your potential date, be sure that this is someone you are truly interested in getting to know better. Don’t just date someone because it was convenient. You will be wasting your time and thiers.
Email back and forth a couple of times or have a conversation on your mobile phones before you ask to go on a first date. When you’re ready, suggest by email or phone that you get together sometime. A simple “Hey, why don’t we get together for a cup of coffee or lunch?” is a good start. If the object of your affection is interested, ask when they’re available and suggest a time and place for your first date encounter. Choose a dating activity that’s convenient for both of you. Make sure it is something that you both will enjoy doing. In other words, if your date is a vegetarian it would probably not be a good idea to go to a steakhouse. Relax and have fun on your first date!