Page 1 of 2 Hands down, one of the top relationship questions I’m asked is how to handle blind dates.
As I read email after email from panicked daters, I can feel their anxiety about meeting a stranger in such a charged, awkward situation.. After all, this meeting is a big deal and you should be prepared to bring nothing less than your A-Game.
Nonetheless, such dates are very similar to 'the first meeting'.
The biggest glitch lies in the fact, it's an actual date as compared to a casual meeting with friends.
Now that you have finalized the location, the next question is how do you get there? Your own vehicle will give you mobility and independence.
Asking him to pick you up from a certain place, will make you dependent on him.
Since you don't know much or anything about the person, the first advice is choose a public place.But all that does not mean that Jeremy should simply to float through the date.Even though his brother spoke highly of him to Melissa (and about Melissa to him), there will always be a level of skepticism from both parties at a blind date. That's why we have to monitor our actions closely to make a great first impression. This is the time to bring out what I call the Interview You. The Interview You changes your whole demeanor; you sit up straighter, you don’t drink as much, you don't stuff your face with rigatoni, and you watch your speech, ditching the sailor mouth.I caught his eye as I attempted to gracefully descend the steps into the bar where he sat waiting for me (don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip).His face broke into a smile (OK, this is a good sign) and as I got closer, he stood up from the stool to greet me (nice manners! I smiled back as I approached with a nervous, “Shaun?Since you don't know your date, it would be wise to find out more about one another. Be a good listener, to what the other person has to tell you, be friendly and don't get on the offensive or defensive side. Agree to another meeting if only you are willing to keep the promise.