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Thursday November 6, 2008 5:07 pm
Dating Do’s And Don’ts
Wear something feminine and classy on the first date. Stiletto heels, a mini-skirt and your cleavage spilling out all over so that the poor guy can’t even maintain eye contact is not a way to make a good impression. Did you realize that a man analyzes a woman on a first date, picturing whether he would take her to a business function or to meet his friends or family?
Be a good listener. A man loves to talk about himself and his accomplishments, but then again, who doesn’t? He needs to know that you are interested in him. If you just go on and on about yourself, showing no interest in him, he will come to the conclusion that you are self-centered and not want to see you again.
Be careful how much alcohol you consume on a first date. This can be quite dangerous because you will probably let at least a few things slip from your ever so slightly lipstick-smudged lips that you will definitely regret manana! You also run the risk of engaging in frisky and rather risky behavior that you normally would save for much later in the relationship.
Avoid talking about astrology and past lives. The guy will probably think that you are strange and flaky. So reserve that topic for discussions with your girlfriends.
If you are desperate to have a baby! Pleeeeeeeease do not bring up this subject, even if your last egg is about to drop!!! Perhaps you’ve waited too long to start a family and now are in a panic and looking for the future father of your child with more determination than the U.S. forces hunting Osama Bin Laden! But you are on a first date with a man. He does not want or need that pressure. He doesn’t even know if he wants a second date with you, let alone whether he’ll want to father your children!
Keep up on current events. I can’t tell you how many times a gentleman has mentioned to me that he is looking for a lady who is intelligent and can hold a stimulating conversation. A man wants to know that you can hold your own if he takes you to a business affair.
Avoid answering your cell phone during dinner. This is a real turn-off. Here, the poor guy is trying to impress you and show you a good time. Please turn off your cell phone, your pager, your Blackberry, and give this wonderful gentleman your full attention for the evening.
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