Dating conversations and tips
Cafes make for great first date venues; a cup of coffee allows for a short encounter or a longer meeting, depending on how well you hit it off!
Ahead of your first date, preparation will play a big part in keeping your stomach from doing somersaults at the mere mention of your date’s name.
Find a common interest between you and the other person and try to open with something related to that. Preferably questions that require more than a yes or no answer.
Expert Tip: KISS (Keep it Short and Simple) is the best way to continue a conversation.
Lateness in itself is not a deal-breaker, as long as you call or text to let your date know when you’ll be there.
One way to reduce the chance of a good date is to turn up flustered, grouchy and wracked with guilt.
You’ve met your match online, liked their profile, and are all excited about chatting and conversing with them. A question pops up in your mind; how do I begin the conversation? And all that adrenaline rushes starts to fizzle away. Should I use the fancy hey Expert Tip: Instead of starting with a cheesy, overused pick-up line, use an opening line.
Should I pull out the big movie dialogues, or should I scan Google for the oh-so cringy romantic quotes? Expert Tip: Always be very polite and use correct grammar.
If you’re not sure if it’s a look that works for you then ditch it and save it for another night when you can get an honest opinion from your friends.
Be sure to keep your own personality and viewpoint in mind when looking for romantic ways to start conversations.
Also, if you're trying to spark a conversation with someone that you know, be sure to take his or her personality into account.
To some, bold gestures and flowers are the only way to symbolize romance.
To others, take-out Chinese and a slasher movie is the epitome of romance.
If a workout at the gym is your fail-safe stress reliever or a glowing tan is your ultimate confidence booster, you’re not alone; according to our Love Geist research, Londoners are twice as likely to hit the gym ahead of their first date while daters in the North West are 95% more likely to go for a sunbed or apply fake tan!