“That way, you won’t have to talk the whole time,” she says.After your first-date talkfest, it will be a nice break.
“I wanted to leave instantly, but I had agreed to dinner and didn’t want to be rude,” she says.
“Once I got past the superficial stuff, I realized what a gem of a guy he was, and to my surprise, our souls totally clicked.
I never thought my soul mate would come in a package like his, but it happened. Never say never, no matter what your ‘type’ may be.” If your date isn’t your type, try redefining your “type” in terms of how a person treats you and makes you feel. “Then vow to finish out the date, come what may,” Mac Leod concludes.
“Just be in the moment, and give chemistry a chance to grow and prosper.” When Jennifer, 38, of Las Vegas, NV, was on her first date with Bob, she couldn’t help but notice that his voice was shaking. And he was sweating buckets, right through his shirt.
“It helps to be compassionate and understanding about what the other person is going through,” Mac Leod advises.
“A first date isn’t necessarily easy, especially if you’re super-nervous to begin with, so try to cut your date some slack.” It’s your first dinner date.
to face, you realize the person is so not your type. When Jenna, 32, of Key West, FL, met Jeremy, she thought it would never work.
After all, he was three inches shorter than she was and was a bit scruffy for her taste.
“She told me she was dating another guy, but they weren’t totally serious—they were more like friends with benefits,” he recalls. “She later explained that she liked me so much, she didn’t want to lead me on during that first date,” he says.
“In retrospect, I guess I can respect that.” If your date tells you he or she is dating other people, just be happy no secrets are being kept from you.
The next time you find yourself in a heated argument with a new date, try embracing your differences.