5 Tips for Dating: The Keys to Success

While some navigate the world of dating with ease, others struggle to get their feet on the ground. Dating is a science, with specific things that you should and shouldn’t do when trying to win someone over.

If you struggle to find the right words to say or struggle to know what to do on a date, we’re here to help. These five tips will help to make it easier for you as you work to impress someone on a first date.

1) Skip the Movie

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One of the first things that people turn to when thinking about their first date is the movie theater. People always try to use movies as a way to break the ice during a first date. This is incredibly unfortunate, as movies are generally considered to be the worst first dates to go on. Think about it: if you are watching a movie, how are you supposed to get to know the person? Sitting next to someone for two hours while silently watching a movie is not a great way to start of a date. Go to dinner or a coffee shop instead to have a public setting that allows for conversation.

2) Ask Questions


If you are going on a date, you need to think about the others person. You are there to learn about the person, not to talk about yourself. BE sure to keep asking the person questions about who they are and what they enjoy. People like to talk about themselves, and they like to know that someone is interested in who they are.

3) Avoid Bad Questions

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There are some questions that are simply inappropriate for a first date. Do not ask the person about previous boyfriends or girlfriends, and do not ask the date extremely person questions. Asking about sexual preferences or income amounts are sure-fire ways to ruin the date.

4) Pay

Pay for the Date

There are some people who say that splitting the bill on a first date is the best move to make. Avoid that – simply step up and pay for the dinner. Both men and women will be impressed by someone who pays for their dinner.

5) Be Yourself


At the end of the day, you simply need to be yourself. Do not try to put up a front and act like someone you are not – the person won’t be falling for you, they will be falling for who they think you are.

Some of these tips may go against everything that you would consider for a first date, such as skipping the movie. Other tips may seem relatively obvious, such as dressing to impress. In the end, anyone going on a first date may have cloudy judgment; they’re nervous and they’re excited. It can be easy to forget some of the most basic rules when you are getting ready to go on the date. Take the time to review these tips well in advance of your date. They will help you to prepare, helping you to make a great first impression.