Blind dates can be scary and some may not like them because you have no idea what could happen. Thankfully, there are ways to get around those issues if you hate blind dates. Do not have the fear that a blind date would ruin your date. Follow these hacks to make the most out of blind dates!
The key is to be comfortable when you go on blind dates. The whole idea can already be uncomfortable, so there is no need to wear super high heels or an itchy polo shirt. You should make sure you look good and feel good so you do not have to worry about it. The last thing you want on your mind is your clothes. Dress comfortably enough to focus on your date but to feel good about yourself too.
Lower Your Expectations
The way to keep from setting yourself up for failure is to not expect too much. If you set your expectations too high, you will easily find yourself disappointed. However, if you are open to the person with you and do not expect too much, you can find yourself easily surprised and happy! If you met them on a dating app then you can browse their dating profile to see what you can expect. Just remember that their profile is showing the best version of themselves, so they might not look exactly the same in real life.
Lessen the Complaints
Your blind date might be anxious too and the last thing you want is for them to feel uncomfortable. Make sure you do not complain too much about your work, school, etc. It will make you look like a downer and they may not want a second date. Keep it light and talk about the good things in your life without bragging too much. Feel free to talk about your passions and let them talk about themselves as well.
If the person you are on a blind date does not seem to be into you, try to make the best of it. You do not have to go through the whole date feeling bad about yourself just because one person does not like you in that way. Try to notice what makes them smile then try to do it (but not too often) to brighten up the situation. If you can at least make them laugh, it should show that you are still a great person.
Do Not Drink Too Much
If you are on a date where alcohol is involved, we suggest that you do not drink too much. The last thing you want is to look sloppy, so keep the alcohol on a minimum. You can drink a few glasses to make you relax but be sure you know what your limit is. Once you feel the buzz, it is time to slow down on the drinks and get some water.
Going on blind dates does not have to be terrible, as long as you do not make it terrible. So follow the tips listed to have a great blind date!