Blind dates can be disastrous. Here’s how to make sure yours is a success:
Dress to impress
Don’t just grab your chucks and shirt for that date. Dressing is half the battle. You don’t have to buy new clothes but wear clean ones, says AskMen. Iron them nicely before you put them on.
Trim the beard
It might be a good idea to trim your beard a bit. The last thing you want is to show up for your blind date with thick, unruly beard that makes you look disreputable. Set a good first impression by trimming your facial hair.
Tired of bad blind dates? Keep friends and family at bay and hire the services of a matchmaking agency. With professional matchmakers, you’ll have a better chance of finding people you have plenty in common with. That means better chances of actually finding someone you like and who likes you right back.
Know the person
Don’t go without knowing anything about your date. Whether that blind date has been arranged through a friend or your matchmaker, ask about the person you’re going to meet up with. A bit of knowledge beforehand will help you talk to your date, break the ice and start that conversation.
Don’t try to pretend to be someone you’re not. That never works out. If your date likes you for who you are, then that’s already a good way to get your dating life started.
You and your date will have a good time if you’re both willing to open yourself up to the conversation. If you’re closed off, though, that’s going to send the wrong message. If you like your date, go through the effort of getting into the conversation. That’s going to signal your interest, which will send the right message to your date.