Most of us feel anxious and a little nervous while preparing for the very first date. Well, these kinds of feelings are common, and you can control them in many different ways. The first and foremost step should be mentally preparing yourself for what to talk about and what topics to avoid. Here’s a little detail on this.
Never overshare your terrible experience from a past relationship. Take a fresh start with lighter topics and initiate a conversation with which your partner is comfortable. Bringing back your awful experiences not only ruins the environment but also makes you sound bitter and obsessive.
Don’t ask about their financial status. Some people find it rude and inappropriate to be asked about their financial standing. So it’s better to avoid asking such personal questions, which can make the other person uncomfortable.
Avoid portraying yourself as a shy person. Having confidence carries many benefits, one of which is that with good self-confidence, you can make your conversations a bit lively. It will eventually help you in attracting your date.
Don’t ask about their religion. Some people are more private and find such topics not worth discussing. So keep this in mind and keep your talk away from this controversial subject.
Talk less about your family drama. Talking about your family drama can be entertaining and enjoyable, but sometimes it gets annoying for the other person. However, your date doesn’t need to hear that your aunt Rachel isn’t speaking to your mom because of that little fight at Christmas dinner. Save these not-so-precious family moments for another (and much later) date.
Stop being whiny. Adults whine even more than kids. However, on your first date, try to hide this problematic personality trait in a good way. Show that you are excited about life and don’t get easily stressed out about any complications.