Features

The Do’s And Don’ts Of A First Date

The Do’s And Don’ts Of A First Date

Finally going out with your crush this Valentine’s? Make sure you’re prepped and ready with these ten first date tips

1. Call Your Friend For A Pep Talk

When you start to feel nervous about your big night, don’t freak out! Give your bestie a call for a quick reassuring chat and some friendly girly advice. Those butterflies fluttering in your stomach? Gone!

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

 

2. Don’t Overthink Your Outfit

Wearing something cute is a must on a first date, but don’t overthink it. Just pick an outfit that shows off your best features, without being too revealing. Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable in it.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

3. Smile – But Not Too Much

A sweet smile is the best way to charm your date. Try to laugh at their jokes and smile when they’re talking. Don’t force it though! You don’t want to end up looking like this…

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

4. Don’t Order Too Little

If you’re going out for dinner, don’t order a light meal or salad. You’ve got an exciting night ahead and need some sustenance. There’s nothing worse than being hangry on a first date!

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

5. Wear Comfortable Shoes

If you like to wear heels to make yourself feel sexy and give yourself a confidence boost, opt for a pair that are comfortable to walk in. This is one of the best first date tips I can give you! You don’t want to get blisters or to start stumbling everywhere.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

6. Don’t Order Spaghetti

Remember when I said that you should order something filling? Just don’t make it spaghetti or noodles. Slurping them up isn’t the best way to make a good first impression, and the sauce may splash onto your clothes.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

7. Share Food

Sharing food is an easy way to build intimacy, and you’ll come across as really friendly. Plus, it means you can try more things on the menu and swap opinions! Don’t be like Joey…

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

8. Don’t Drink Too Much

This is the one of the most important first date tips I can give you: don’t go overboard on the drinks. We all do embarrassing things when we’re a bit tipsy, so I’d stick to two glasses, three at most. You don’t want to give your date the wrong impression.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

9. Be Open To Conversation

On the best dates, conversation just flows naturally. If you’re both feeling nervous though, things may be a little awkward (at first, at least). So listen to what they’re saying, genuinely take an interest and just go with the flow. You don’t want to come across as bored or passive.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

10. Don’t Talk About Your Ex

The number one rule of dating: don’t talk about your ex. Whether you’ve got good or bad things to say, your date won’t want to hear about it. Chances are, this topic won’t show you in your best light either. It’s best just to avoid it all together.

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

Feel Like A Queen: Subscribe To Glossy

And there you have it Glossies, my top ten first date tips. I’ll give you another one for free: subscribe to GLOSSYBOX! We’ve sold out of our February edit, but you can still join the family and pre-order our March edit!

first date tips GLOSSYBOX

 



Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Goldielocks

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.