How to impress on a first date

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Second only to studying, college or university is all about putting yourself out there and meeting new people. Not only will you want to make some new friends, but you’ll also want to go on dates and impress your potential partner so that you can make memories together and get through college as a couple. Below, we’ve put together some of the best ways to impress on a first date, covering everything from cool party tricks to dressing smartly.


Dress to impress

When you’re in college it can be tough to buy the latest designer clothes and look your best, and you don’t have to. You do, however, have to make an effort when you go on a date. Guys, wear a smart shirt and your favorite aftershave, and girls, your favorite dress and a pair of heels. Of course, what you wear will depend on where you’re going on your date – you wouldn’t want to wear heels if you’re going bowling, for example, but you wouldn’t want to dress down if you’re going to a fancy restaurant. Find a happy balance, and organize your date before going on it.


Go somewhere unique

There are so many awesome ideas for a first date, whether you’re staying on campus or you want to head off on a little adventure. You could plan a picnic in the park for example, or go see the latest movie at the cinema. If you’ve got a car and you’re living in a different city, then why not go exploring together, attending a museum or cultural landscape? If you’re serious about impressing your date, then it makes sense to put in the work for your first meeting. Who knows? It might be your only date and you might be living together for decades to come…


Show off a party trick

Let’s face it – dates can be pretty awkward. Whether you’re a first-time dater or you simply cringe every time you think about selling yourself and your assets, the truth is that nobody enjoys dating until they get into it. One of the best ways to break the ice and cut some of that awkwardness is to show off a party trick and let your hair down. Don’t know any? Not to worry. The official Meebily blog has a list of tips on how to solve rubik cubes that are designed to help you boss the Rubik’s Cube – if that doesn’t impress your date, then maybe nothing will!?


Have a list of questions

Finally, make sure you come to your date fully prepared with a list of questions. Rather than sitting in silence waiting for your starter to arrive, get to know each other and communicate. Find out what their favorite foods are, ask about their lives pre-university, and ask them to tell you a joke. Sure, you don’t want to go to a date with a notepad and pen, or sound like you’re interviewing your wife or husband-to-be, but preparation is the key to success!


There you have it – just some of the ways in which you can impress your date. Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have an evening full of romance and affection, and we wish you the very best of luck!