Two people are mutually interested in meeting each other for a drink or dinner. That’s it.
Listen to them. Engage with them. Acknowledge them.
Not everybody is made of money. If you are, congrats!
Not everyone can afford that place with the pricey cocktails on a Wednesday.
If you have a dog or cat or some cool vacation photos, absolutely show those. Just don’t fill all your time with this.
If they can’t treat the waitstaff with respect, why would they treat you any differently?
It’s important to be honest, but don’t bring the convo down going on about things you hate.
Speak about things you’re passionate about and naturally riff off each other. Don’t reach for your phone every time you don’t know something.
1. Everybody has a little crazy inside of them.
2. Is “normal” ever really a compliment?
A few is fine; a few too many is not. Don’t turn your night into an awkward memory.
Hug them with your body language. Welcome them in. Don’t make them feel like they are talking to the statue of David.
You’re putting yourself out there. Don’t put a false self out there – they’ll know.
Playful teasing is fine, but it doesn’t feel great to blatantly be put down.
Have fun. It’s just a date. If you bomb, there will always be more right-swipes waiting.