We all feel uneasy and awkward while dating someone new. That’s okay, and the awkwardness will pass over time. The thing to remember here is if you want to put your date ease, both of you should stop thinking too much about what each other is thinking. To make your date feel comfortable, here are five elements for you, and trying each one of them will surely make you dating life as smooth as silk.
1. Play Games
Playing silly and nonsense games are the best way for both of you to get distracted and make yourselves comfortable and not feel awkward. Have your first or second date at the restaurant, doesn’t matter if it’s for lunch or dinner. It’s the perfect context. For example, you can ask your date who is the best dressed or worst dressed person in the restaurant, or which waiter won’t receive the “Employee of the Year” prize and so forth. You get the idea.
2. Compliment Each Other
Shoot out a quick compliment the moment you see your date and again toss another one before your date is over. Keep in mind; we are talking about compliments here, not praising speeches. One or two compliments are great, and anything more than that will single to your date that you feel insecure or overly anxious.
3. Tell Stories
It’s the first five minutes of the date that feels very awkward. After complimenting your date, and try to find a topic to start a conversation or try to remember any funny or interesting story. It can be anything. It doesn't if the topic or story is good or boring, all you need to do is to give your date something to focus and create a friendly atmosphere to start the date. For example, you can start about that overhyped movie everyone was talking about last weekend, but it wasn’t that good in the end, etc.
Having a good sense of is one of the important qualities in a person that makes him or her a great date. Humor can actually make a difference between a good date and a bad date. So, don’t be shy and show your sense of humor. Humor will make your feel comfortable. Tell jokes you think are funny. Besides, humor also has another advantage – by showing your sense of humor, your date will also show his or her humorous sense too, and you both can judge if your senses of humor are a match or not.
No, we aren’t talking about anything crazy here. Instead, we’re talking about only a slightest physical gesture. Most people on their dates like to be touched, and they will allow a little bit. This small physical gesture adds warmth in the date, particularly in the first or second date. For instance, you can touch your date’s shoulder for a few seconds, or pat your date’s arm and say something. The goal here is to convey emotional warmth. Flirting or anything sexual is a total no-no here. There’s a plenty of time to do that later in the relationship.
Keep things simple and easy if you wish to have a successful date. If you follow these suggestions for your next dating routine, your date will appreciate about how made them feel at ease with you.