What makes a great first date? Do women like shy men? Do you ever run out of things to say on a first date and sit there in awkward silence? Many people are conditioned to believe that first dates ought to be scripted, sexy and super smooth…..but the REAL truth is, if you’re shy, or uncomfortable or even ANXIOUS on dates, this sort of experience can actually become a nightmare, fast.
The key to having a great first date? Keep it fun, light, low pressure and avoid obvious distractions. (in other words, don’t text, game or answer your phone when she’s trying to tell you who she is, what she likes and where she’s been 🙂
Check out a short list of 10 dating tips for shy guys at the link, following the short excerpt below.
5. Keep the conversation fun
Try to keep your conversation light-hearted. On your first date, you don’t want to get into an in-depth conversation about why you don’t enjoy your job, or other issues you’ve been having. Women want a guy who can make them laugh and ask the right questions. Yes you do have to be serious sometimes, but in the early stages of dating, have some fun.
6. Avoid the ‘ex’ conversation
Talking about your ex is dangerous territory. It’s best to stay away from the conversation altogether. Your date will not be interested and it can make things feel awkward between you. If your date does bring up the subject, try to keep answers short (without appearing suspicious). Reassure her that your past is history and that you want to spend your time getting to know her instead.
7. Turn off your phone
There’s nothing more annoying than phones ringing whilst trying to spend quality time out with friends, and it’s just as irritating on a date. Don’t just put it on silent or vibrate, as you can still become distracted. Turn your phone off completely. If she knows that you’ve turned your phone off to focus entirely on the date, she’ll appreciate you’re taking the time to engage with her fully.