Essential Relationship Honest Starts:
Dos And Donts For A First Date
There are many right and wrong things to do when you go on a date. Knowing what you should be focusing on and what you need to avoid on a first date can mean the difference between a second date and having someone that never calls you again.
If you know what makes a perfect date, you can then go into a first date with confidence and self-assurance. You will know what you are doing and what to expect. This limits the surprises that sometimes come up and can ruin a date.
1. Be On Time:
One very important thing that you should do when you are going on a first date is to make sure that you are on time. The fastest way to make a bad impression is to show up late. If you are late, your date will think that you do not care about them or that they are not important enough for you to be on time.
Another potential result is that your date may decide that they do not want to wait for you and will leave before you arrive. They say that the first impression is the lasting impression. Being on time for a date makes a great impression.
2. Put Your Date at Ease:
Do your best to make your date feel as comfortable as possible. Everyone gets very nervous when they go on a first date with someone. If you are making your date feel comfortable, you will also find that you are more relaxed and enjoy yourself much more during the date.
Laughing at your date’s jokes is one great way to make them feel that you are interested in them and it will also make them more comfortable.
3. Keep Conversation Alive:
Be interesting and keep the conversation alive. You do not what to show up for a date and then have nothing to say and nothing to ask all night. You should prepare yourself ahead of time and think of interesting topics and things that make good conversation.
4. Listen Sincerely:
Show a valid interest in what your date has to say. Pay attention when they are talking to you. Let them know that you care what they are saying. Practice your conversation skills ahead of time. This will help you prepare for the date.
5. Don’t Talk About Yourself:
You do not want to talk about yourself all night. This is a turn-off and is also rude. You do not want to come off as being conceited or stuck on yourself. Ask questions about your date.
Give them a chance to talk. It is not all about you. If you do all the talking and do not let them get a word in, chances are it will be your only date with them.
6. No Talking About Past Relationships:
Do not talk about your past relationships. No one really wants to hear about your ex. They do not want to know what the good points and bad points were.
This is a huge turn off and a guaranteed way to drastically reduce the chances for a second date. This is a new person and a new start. Focus on the date that you are with and start finding out about them.
There are some things in a relationship that almost always end any relationship very quickly. In rare circumstances, a relationship may be able to survive these hardships, but more often than not, they will end.
If you know what to look for and what to avoid in your relationship, you can avoid these things that will destroy everything that you have worked to build with your partner.
One of the biggest reasons for a relationship ending is dishonesty and trust issues. It is essential to be able to trust your partner in a relationship. If you are not able to have complete trust and honesty, it leads to a relationship where you are questioning every little thing that happens.
You begin to find reasons to fight with your partner. You look for little subtle signs of a problem and you blow this way out of proportion. Granted, none of this would happen if your partner was just being open and honest with you.
However, you are taking this to a whole new level and compounding the problem.
Another huge problem within relationships is infidelity and cheating. It does not matter if you are just dating or if you are married to someone. The impact of an unfaithful partner is the same in any situation.
This can lead to a lot of questioning and self-esteem issues. You begin to wonder why you cannot make them happy. You wonder why they had to find someone else to be with you. Then, the anger sets in.
You are hurt and betrayed. You seek revenge. You want to get back at your partner for being unfaithful to you. In some cases, you blame the person that they cheated with and not your partner. This is not the right answer at all.
Your partner is the one that is in a relationship with you. Therefore, it was their decision to be with someone else. The other person may not have even known that they were in a relationship.
Make sure that the right people are getting the blame. But, most often if someone is unfaithful once, it is going to happen again. For this reason, many people choose to just end the relationship after finding out about an episode of being unfaithful.
Another way to ruin a relationship is to avoid your partner. You make excuses and find reasons to not spend time with your partner. When you are together, you are doing your own thing and not spending any quality time with them. You may be in another room. You may be on the computer.
You will find anything that you possibly can to avoid having to spend any time with them. Perhaps you are no longer interested in them and are just not sure how to tell them.
It could also be that you are tired of the relationship or that you want something new and different in the relationship and are afraid to ask for it.
Whatever the case may be, it is much easier and less harmful to just end a relationship than to go on pretending that everything is fine. In the end, the effects are a lot more devastating if there are major issues thrown into the mix.
If you no longer want to be with someone, the best way to address this with the least amount of hurt possible is to be upfront and honest. Losing a love is always painful, but losing a love due to lying, cheating, or any other major issue is a lot worse than having someone tell you that they are no longer interested. The emotional toll is much worse.