First dates are a lot of things—fun, nerve-wracking, exciting—but most of all, they should be romantic! This is your chance to spark chemistry with the other person to see if you are a natural fit. A little romance definitely improves your chances of a second date so check out our tips for setting the mood.
1. Pick a romantic location.
This might be somewhere very beautiful or historic, or it might just be somewhere important to your date. For instance, if they are into wine, a vineyard would be a romantic choice. If they are more outdoors, you could suggest a beautiful arboretum or rose garden. Try to choose a place that feels intimate and unique to them. This is way more romantic than dinner and a movie!
2.Do an activity where you can be close.
This might mean taking a salsa class, going for a swim at the beach, or hitting the amusement park together. Do activities that keep you active and talking with each other as opposed to sitting and watching something. This way, you'll have more opportunities to spark a meaningful connection.
3. Prioritize conversation.
When you are on a first date, you are trying to get a sense of the person—what they are into, what their personality is like, whether or not they are funny. Stick with light topics like what bands they like, what their favorite food is, and where they would love to travel to. Showing deep interest in the other person is definitely more romantic than tuning out to a movie, so make sure you listen closely to their responses.
4. Put your phone away.
This may not seem like a romantic gesture, but it's a huge deal for most people. Think about how often you check your phone without even thinking about it. Make a point of turning off your phone so you don't look at it at all. Instead, give your date your full focus. They will probably feel more of a connection this way.
5. Show some physical affection.
You might rub their shoulder, hold hands, or just touch their arm. Little touches like these make a connection that can make you two feel more comfortable around each other.
6.Find a romantic spot for a first kiss.
If you are really hitting it off with the other person and they have initiated physical touches, they may be feeling romantic, too. Although you shouldn't feel pressured to kiss on the first date, it might just seem natural. Maybe you are both leaning in toward each other in front of a beautiful sunset or the other person pulls you closer as you go to say goodnight. If you are both comfortable with the idea of kissing, then great!
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