Blind dating is a meeting of two strangers for a date and to know each other better. Blind dates are in many ways similar to any other type of conventional dating except some extra caution that you need to take before going for a blind date. Like any other date, you want your blind date also to go well so that you can have a chance to see him/her again.
Important Things Before You Go for a Blind Date
Check a few important things before you go for a blind date. Even if the blind date is set up by your close friend or a common friend you have to take extra caution. You should know the reasons why your friend has chosen him or her as your date partner. Is this only because both of you are single? It is very important that your friend knows likes and dislikes of both you and your date before setting up a meeting.
Go on your own and select a secure location for your rendezvous
You should always choose a well lit and public place as the meeting point. Do not let him pick you up from your location. You should go separately to your meeting rendezvous. Maybe the person does not have any harmful intentions. But remember, precaution is always better rather than to feel sorry or regret later. A coffee house is always a better place to meet with your blind date partner. Keep in mind while selecting the location, you should always avoid the place where everyone knows you or your blind date.
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Be realistic and don’t dream!
Try to think and be realistic about your blind date. It is not always possible that you meet someone whom you have dreamt to be perfect or your prince charming. So be ready for any reality. Expectations should be kept low, being realistic is most important.
Don’t rush, just keep the date normal and fun
As far as possible keep your date for fun, enjoyment, non-serious and interesting enough. Start your conversation with the general topics like hobbies, work life. Do not discuss something serious that may result in controversies and you will lose chances for your second date. If possible, prepare yourself in advance and do the rehearsals on the topics you plan to talk on your date. You can get help online, from experienced friends and books.
Go sober and let your family/friends know your location
Remember, the first impression is the last impression. You should dress sober, don’t overdressed or underdressed for this meeting. Let your family know about your blind date meeting and location in case there is any problem.
Don’t talk much, do listen to him too
Talk but also listen to your date partner. It will show your respect and politeness. Always try to be yourself. Try to be friendly, honest and polite with your blind date. Even if the date does not go well do not leave your date partner with the empty promises. Let him know what went wrong and why you do not want to meet him or her for the second time. You should always follow your own instincts to judge your date partner.
Keep the above points in mind and you have an exciting blind date!!
Recently, I have seen a beautiful movie; ‘An hour behind’ on Youtube, where accidentally the female protagonist met with her true love just because of a blind date set up by her sister. You might be thinking how it can be accidental if the date has been set up by her sister, but trust me it is accidental, just watch once!
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