First Date Preparation: 4 Tips to Make a Good Impression

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The first date. It’s a momentous occasion in many people’s lives because it can determine the relationship’s future. As such, preparation is essential to make sure you’re giving yourself and your potential partner the best chance possible for success! In this blog post, we’ll discuss four tips that will help prepare you for a successful first date.

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1) Be confident 

First impressions are everything, and your confidence will set the tone for how others perceive you. If you don’t believe in yourself or project a sense of self-worth onto other people, they won’t see any reason to either! So make sure that wherever your first date is headed (a nice restaurant where the food looks good), wherever it ends up (your place!), or whatever happens throughout the night (you both fall asleep before doing anything else) – always be confident so that you can make a great impression.

2) Make eye contact 

Eye contact is a powerful tool that tells other people whether you’re interested in what they have to say or not. It makes them feel important and increases their interest in the conversation, so be sure to give it freely when you first meet your date! You can also use eye contact as an indicator of how far you want things to go with someone; if you maintain good eye contact throughout the night but suddenly break away (and avoid looking back) once he/she starts making more physical advances, then the chances are good that s/he will get the message loud and clear.

3) Dress Appropriately  

A date is about impressing the other person, so it’s essential to dress your best. Research types of St Louis date ideas to get a sense of what you should wear. Your outfit should be comfortable enough for you to eat and move around in (if necessary), but also visually appealing to get them interested in getting closer with you! Try dressing up a few of your favourite parts of yourself without letting too much show – that way, they’ll want more when s/he gets an opportunity later on throughout the night. For example: wear some nice shoes, pants or blouse that accentuate your waistline/legs while still leaving something left to the imagination; wearing heels will make your legs look longer, which can attract someone who likes their women tall; if you’re not feeling particularly confident about showing off your arms in a short-sleeved top, wear some long jewellery or sunglasses to distract from them; if you don’t want people looking at your cleavage, wear a V-neck shirt or use a scarf to cover up. In short: dress to impress without revealing too much! 

4) Smile 

Smiling is an easy way to make other people feel comfortable around you – and if someone’s comfort level increases, then they’re more likely to listen/respond well when you talk to them! So be sure that your smile comes across as genuine (it should reflect what the person sees in front of him or her), so everyone feels relaxed enough for a good time. Just remember not to grin too much or too little because both can come off as creepy depending on how others perceive it. 

A date night out with someone new shouldn’t be spent worrying about whether s/he likes you back; instead, spend some quality time enjoying each other’s company while being open-minded towards anything else that might happen.


Benefits of online dating

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The pandemic has led to an influx of virtual first dates and it is now really popular. Many singles are mingling from the comfort of their homes and meeting different people, which is amazing. However, it can be a bit daunting if you have never had a virtual date before. It feels almost the same way as a first online interview, you don’t know what to expect, but with the way things are at the moment, the pros of virtual dating massively outweigh the cons in my eyes.

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Benefits of online dating

Here are some of the many benefits of online dating –

You get to meet different people from the comfort of your home

Like I said previously, the pros of online dating massively outweigh the cons, and this benefit is one of the main benefits of online dating. You can meet singles in any location you are interested in and you get to meet more online than you would normally come across in-person. If you are interested in meeting singles in Cambridgeshire for example, all you need to do is to sign up with a Cambridgeshire Dating Site, and then you have access to locals who are single in the area.

It is easier to date from home

With the current state of affairs, it is easier and possibly a lot safer to date from home. Video dating is becoming the norm for first virtual dates. so all you need to do is get dressed like you would normally do for an in-person date, have a good internet connection and device, a quiet spot at home, and you are all set for your date.

It is easy to get started

You don’t have to wait too long to join the online dating scene, it is super easy to get started. Dating websites like this Cambridgeshire Dating website allow new sign ups to get started in less than a minute. You don’t have to be tech savvy to date online. It is a lot easier than you think.

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If you are single and looking mingle, you are reading the right post. Here are 3 tips for a first virtual date:

  • Dress for the occasion

You should dress like you are going for an actual date outside your home. Don’t do virtual first dates in your loungewear or pyjamas. Dress for the occasion and get the right outfit and makeup on. First impressions are everything and you should look your best for your first virtual date.

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously

It us likely going to be a tiny bit awkward on a virtual first date, so prepare to laugh it off and relax a little. Go with the flow and try to not take yourself too seriously, Dating should be enjoyed and not endured.

  • Have a list

The best part about online dating is that you can have a list of questions you may want to ask with you. This is a great way to ensure you ask all the right questions. You could also include ice-breaker questions or conversation starters to help you when you become nervous.

Happy dating!


Dating ideas for disabled couples

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The practical side of dating can be very tricky sometimes. It can be hard to keep the excitement on in a relationship especially when dealing with disabilities as well as they can limit what you can do together as a couple. Although, the ongoing pandemic has added an extra strain on the dating scene, with most dates now via video calls. This should hopefully get better soon so more ways of dating can be available.

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If you are disabled and you are thinking of how to add some spice to your dating life, you are in luck! Here are some great ideas for disabled singles dating

Enjoy a picnic together

With some warmer weather on the way, having a picnic is a great dating idea. You don’t have to worry too much about social distancing as it should be easy to find a nice spot with plenty of outdoor space. Also, you don’t have to worry too much about menus and allergies as you will preparing and packing your own food. Having a nice picnic is a great way of bonding and getting to know your partner even more. I think it is a great dating idea.

Go for a drive

Another great dating idea is to go for a drive together. I love exploring the countryside. The roads are quiet and the views are breathtaking. It is always a lovely idea to drive around beautiful locations. There is a lot to see, time to talk and you don’t even have to step out of the car which is a major plus for anyone with physical disabilities. It is just an easier way to date outside the house without having to move around too much.

Watch a movie

Once the cinemas are safe and good to go, watching a movie is always a great way to enjoy some quality time with your date. Watching a great movie together in the comfort of your home is another way to spend some time together. There are loads of affordable online platforms you could watch new movies on.

Enjoy a massage together

This is one of my favourite dating ideas. I love a good massage every now and again like many other people. It is a great way to unwind and relax. I love how I feel after a good full body massage. Having a massage simultaneously with your date is a great way to relax and it us also a very intimate experience.

If you are disabled and looking into getting into the dating scene with other disabled people, you can check out amputee dating sites where you could meet local disabled people near you. Also, you can also have a look at Single Disabled channel on Youtube for videos that focusses on a range of different disabilities in detail. The channel has a new interesting video – “Living In An Interabled Relationship with Jenna Farmer”.

What do you think of these dating ideas for disabled couples? Do you have any ideas to share?


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