Cupid’s arrow can hit you anytime and anywhere, so, it is not a far-fetched idea for you to meet someone breathtakingly wonderful while you are travelling. What you need to do when this happens is you make the most out of the beautiful connection because it may be one to last a lifetime.
But before thinking about the rest of your life, make the arrangement to get to know that “wonderful someone” a little bit more. Set that first date.
Do not think too much about the fact that you will not be staying in one place for a long time. Technology can solve that problem. Ask her or him out to clearly express your interest. If you get a yes – fantastic, you can start planning for your first date.
The first date – this is tricky. Most people wrack their brains thinking of the best way to go about it. Do they splurge when they are just getting to know someone? Or, do they take the practical approach by focusing more on the discovery aspect of a date?
Whichever route you take, the one true important thing is to make sure that your intention is to create a beautiful moment with that person. If you need some help with this, here are a few easy tips on how to pull off an enjoyable first date.
Try a movie and dinner arrangement
The benefits about this particular arrangement are:
- Most places have a local movie theater,
- Watching a movie brings you physically close, and
- The movie is something that you can talk about over dinner.
Sometimes, coming up with a conversation piece to discuss with someone you have just met can be difficult. However, the last thing you want on your first date is long awkward silence because you cannot find something to talk about. Seeing a movie first can save you from all that. When you head to dinner, you automatically have something to discuss.
Set an arrangement for dinner
This is a typical first date activity and it normally works out perfectly especially if you pick the right dining establishment. Food is always a reliable icebreaker, especially if it’s good. See what type of cuisine your date likes and find a local restaurant that specializes in that cuisine.
Say, you are both in Abu Dhabi for holiday, and your date admits to loving Japanese cuisine. Find the home of the best Japanese cuisine in the city and treat your date to a gastronomic experience that will trigger the release of her or his “happy hormones” a.k.a. endorphins.
Studies support choosing a Japanese restaurant for a first date because sushi is known to boost the chances of a second date. Some people say it’s because Japanese food is perceived to be sophisticated; therefore, choosing a Japanese restaurant will instantly make you look like you’re making an effort.
Meanwhile, a group of women says Japanese food is “safe.” It’s light and not messy to eat even if you do not know how to use chopsticks because most options are presented in small servings or bite-sizes that you can pick up with your clean hands. Freedom from the worry of making a sloppy impression always makes for a good first date.
Here’s something else to consider when your date says he or she likes Japanese food. It is quite possible that the claim to love Japanese food is because he or she likes you a lot, too, and believes you deserve more than just one date.
Just a little something to think about.
Avoid the booze
Opt for healthier beverages or make sure to limit yourself to a single glass. For a first date, you want to be in full control of your mind and body. ‘Best not ruin the moment by feeling woozy, or becoming too uninhibited due to the influence of alcohol.
Keep your phone out of sight
Do so unless you want to take snapshots to remember the moment by. But, if you are not taking pictures for that purpose, keep your phone away and focus on your date.
You want to make sure that with the limited time you have, you get to make that person you like feel special. In addition to this, you also want to make a good impression so that even if things eventually do not work out (given the conditions of the relationship), that person will remember you with great fondness.
Chancing upon someone who can make your heart race while you are out there seeing the world is a special experience. Not a lot of people are blessed with such a movie-worthy plot.
So, do not hesitate in making the first move. Ask that person out on a date. This way, you will not find yourself in the future wondering what could have happened simply because you didn’t.