It is such an
amazing and exciting fealing preparing for your first date, That
is not to say you will be very nervous - of course that's only natural
and to be expected - but the connection of two people, attracted
to each other, about to take steps to see if their is a long lasting
One of the most
important decisions very early on is where to go on a first date.
Is a good meet
a busy, but sometimes crowded coffee shop in the lunch rush hour;
or perhaps an expensive but fancy restuarant, then who pays the
bill and would the other person feel obliged to spend more than
intended (or possibly have)?
put together our Top 5 places to meet for a first date with some
helpful tips on what to look out for or avoid (in no particular
The Coffee Shop
The coffee shop
at lunch time seems, and can be, a great idea. A familiar place,
in busy and social surroundings and a great place to unwind, relax
and talk. Unfortunately though your local Costa Coffee at 1pm in
a very busy city can be a recipe for queues, rushed drinks and hustle
and bustle. Not the greatest of starts.
Why not try
and both book an early lunch and meet at 11:45am. This gives a full
more srene hour before the rush of lunchtime, in the same familiar
surroundings. Can be a great place for both people to relax and
get to know each other.
Now you may
be a postive social dynamo that can spend hours and hours (and hours)
talking, chatting and socialising. In fact when you're not socialising
your thinking about socialising - for those people this option is
probably not best for you.
For those that
are perhaps a little more nervous, shy or feel introvert the Cinema
can be a great first date alternative. It allows some conversation
to start and see if there's chemistry, plus gives a good talking
point for after and potential second date.
but effective. A nice restaurant (not too expensive but not too
casual) can be a great way to meet someone new. More conversation
is proving to flow over eating and mealtime than most other times
of the day.
Don't book an
early bird special either. You need to be yourself, but also sell
yourself, and taking someone out on the first date on an early bird
special (unless necessary - which understand in some cases will
need to be) doesn't always give a great impression.
If that is the
case though, perhaps a cheaper alternative such as coffe shop or
cinema may be a better option for you
Where you choose
to go we hope you have a memorable experience