Whether you go on dates regularly, or you have been out of the dating game for a while, meeting up with someone you have a fantastic connection with and see potential in can feel both scary and exciting. Whether you are meeting this person for the first time, or you have had a hundred dates, finding ways to stand out in a positive way could help you secure a future relationship with them. For some inspiration, here are five tips that will help you stand out on a date.
Always Be Yourself
The first thing you need to do to stand out on a date is to be yourself. People love confidence and feeling comfortable around people. If you allow your true personality to shine through, your date will instantly feel relaxed and they will be easier to read.
It is normal to feel anxious and nervous, but there is a high chance that your date is feeling the same way, so stay calm, enjoy it, and be your true self.
Try New Things
Trying new things with your date will give you both the opportunity to connect with each other on a new level. Either one of you can take control of the situation and share a past experience, or you can both try something new together. This is a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd as you may do something that you will both remember forever. It also shows them that you’re fun and open-minded.
Do Something Unique
Doing something unique is another great way to stand out on a date and it can tie into trying new things. Most dates consist of a meal, drinks, and/or some kind of social event. Instead, you should push the boat out and arrange something completely random, like a fun activity or something creative. This will give you a chance to see if you’re both on the same level and if you will have fun in the future.
Make Them Smile
Making your date smile or laugh is a great way to stay on their mind. When people laugh, it will boost their mood and make them feel comfortable around you. However, it is important that you don’t try too hard, as this could create feelings of awkwardness. If humor isn’t your strong point, try smaller things that will make your date smile, like wearing funny socks or complimenting something you like.
Ask Different Questions
If you are doing the same things on dates and they keep going wrong, then you should try to mix things up. This includes asking different questions. It is good to communicate with your date and learn more about them, but instead of asking the same ‘get to know you’ questions, you should tailor everything you ask them to fit them specifically.
Asking your date different questions will make you stand out.
There are many things you can do to stand out on a date. It can be fun to try new things and step outside of your comfort zone. However, whatever you choose to do, you must be yourself.