7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on a First Date ...

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First dates are super exciting but there are so many things that can go wrong, so it's sometimes wise to think about the ways to make a good impression on a first date.

We've all heard about first date horror stories, but if you're prepared then there are ways to guarantee you'll have a fabulous time, even if it doesn't necessarily lead to a second date.

So here are some ways to make a good impression on a first date.

1. Comfort

One of the ways to make a good impression on a first date is to wear something comfortable and attractive.

In any situation, being comfortable is key and a first date is no exception.2

I'm not talking sweat pants and sneakers, unless the date requires that, of course!

Just don't wear anything that will mean you're constantly pulling your garment up or down or anything where you're going to feel self conscious.

Get advice from friends and family if you're really stuck.

2. Posture

Being aware of your posture is also important.

Try not to slouch, as it can indicate disinterest.

Standing tall, on the other hand, can make you instantly taller, shows that you're confident and is an attractive trait.

It also makes you appear interested and alert.2

But you don't want to look like a meerkat, so don't go overboard with this one!

3. Compliments

Pay compliments to your date.

Again, this needs to be done carefully as you don't want to seem overly keen or lecherous!

I'm sure your date will have taken time to decide what to wear so try and come up with something more original than "I like your shirt/dress." Say something sincere and genuine.

4. Listen

Listen attentively to what they're saying.

Eye contact is key, as is nodding and smiling.2

It sounds really obvious but these subtle body language clues will show you're listening.

Again, don't hold their gaze for too long as this might make them feel a little uncomfortable!

Also, when asking questions, try not to interrupt when they're talking.

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