The secret to acing any first date? Preparing for it! Meeting someone new doesn’t have to be an awkward or nerve-wracking affair, as long as you come in confident and ready for it. Impress your date by making a conscious effort to do the following:
1. Arrive at the venue on time (or even earlier).
When you’re tardy, you give the impression that you don’t think the date is important. Being punctual shows you respect the other person and the time they took to meet you. And please don’t make the city’s traffic an excuse—you know well enough to allow extra time for traveling!
2. Be genuinely interested in what they have to say.
You went on a date to get to know the other person, so it only makes sense to listen attentively to what they have to say. Even if their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs turn out to be different from yours, try your best to ask follow-up questions or share similar anecdotes. If you and your date decide to just stay friends, you’ll still be coming out with new, interesting pieces of info.
3. Avoid using your phone.
Browsing Instagram may be your go-to way to pass time, but you should save it for after your date. Using your phone makes it look like you’d rather not be there, so keep your phone on silent and in your purse, and be 100 percent present, especially if your date is extending the same courtesy to you.
4. Be true to yourself.
Don’t feel pressured to say or do certain things just to impress your date. For instance, if you’re not a heavy drinker, don’t give in to that unli wine promo just because they offered to pay. Assert what you like and don’t like, and if your date is a decent person, they’ll respect you for it. If your date still insists when you’ve already put your foot down, then you’ll know not to schedule a second date.
5. Spritz on an alluring fragrance they won’t soon forget.
You know how certain smells bring you back to specific points in time? You’re not imagining it—science has proven that scents have the power to trigger detailed memories and intense emotions. And if that’s not enough, research has also shown that our personal scents are most attractive to the person we’re compatible with.
If you’re keen on being someone your date will remember, make sure to spray on the perfect perfume. Since you and your date are still getting to know each other, go for a sweet, refreshing fragrance. Find the ideal choice in Lanvin’s A Girl in Capri, a bright, charming fragrance that conveys joy and energy. With notes that include lively lemon, elegant white grapefruit flowers, and intense driftwood, A Girl in Capri is a mood-lifting scent for women who exudes confidence and optimism.
Lanvin A Girl in Capri perfume is available in the beauty sections of Landmark, Rustan’s, Robinsons, and SM Department Stores nationwide. You can also shop online at Zalora.