How To Plan Your First Offline Date
If you’re into online dating, then you probably know how it feels to meet someone for the first time. It’s that nice, jittery feeling you get that swells you up with excitement, anxiety, doubt, happiness, and curiosity all at the same time! Sure, you got to know each other online but video chats and real world conversations are entirely different. Just thinking about what could happen and where things could take you the moment you see eye-to-eye can literally make a budding heart go crazy.
But of course, if you want the moment to be perfect, you also have to plan it out carefully. Not plan it down to the very last detail (that would feel boring and forced), but just enough to make it memorable for your first meeting. Lucky for you, the online dating doctors are here to save the day.
If there’s anyone who knows how to make an offline date work better, that would be us. So ready your pens and start jotting down notes!
Plan The Date – Literally
First off, you need to get a good “date” for the “date.” Pick a good time that isn’t inconvenient for you and your online partner. Remember, this is the first you two are going to meet in person. There are probably a whole load of stories you want to talk about each other – meeting on a rush just wouldn’t do. Instead of meeting right after work, why not schedule the date on a day-off? A nice day out on a Sunday should be plenty for good atmosphere. Pick a less busier date so that you can have all the time in the world to yourselves!
Look For The Right Location
Next, location is also very important. The right location can help set the mood for a date big time! It is important to note that a good location doesn’t have to be an expensive one. What are your common interests? What do the both of you like to do on your spare time? If you have shared interests like movies, baseball, games, or dance, finding the perfect place to have your first date should be a no-brainer. If you both like movies, go to the theatre. If you like playing games, why not have your date at an epic arcade? There really are no rules when it comes to dating. Find something you both love and go somewhere you can enjoy it. It helps keep the atmosphere fun and natural as well.
Prepare Something Fun – Just In Case!
Dates always call for back-ups. For example, if you plan to go on a picnic, it would be tough to imagine just having to talk all day without anything else to do. Why not bring with you some UNO cards or a monopoly board? You think you may come off weird for bringing all those extra baggage with you. But hey, it’s good effort. You’re just showing your date that you care about how the day goes and that you want it to be something special – and of course, fun!
Other than these, you really don’t have to do much. Come as you are. Not in a fancy suit (unless you’re going to a formal dinner); not in a rented sports car. The reason you’re about to meet offline is because you see something in each other. Knowing that, the date will definitely go without a hitch!