Why First Date First Impressions are Important & How to Make a Good First Impression
Whether you’re new to the dating scene, just returning to the dating scene, or you’ve even been dating for a while, you probably know that first impressions on a date are important.
“We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility,” - Malcolm Gladwell
Research shows that we make up our minds about someone in a matter of seconds. Usually, our first impressions are actually correct. But, not always. We can even change the way that people perceive us. The best way that you can make a good first impression is by being open. By being yourself, you will feel more comfortable and confident!
Next, it’s important to try to find things that you have in common with the person you are with. It can be anything from your favourite type of film, mutual friends, or what you do after work. The more that you can find that you have in common, the easier it will be to connect with that person. Sharing things in common helps build a stronger bond and helps you both feel more comfortable with each other.
Other things to consider to make a positive first impression:
• Be on time!
• Dress appropriately for the date that you’re going on
• Ask him/her questions
• Be attentive
• Use body language to show how you are feeling (confident, comfortable, interested, etc)