A blind date is similar to a secret, you are aware of it, but you don’t know anything about it. This is the main reason why blind dates are always difficult to prepare for. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know what to do or where do go. To help you prepare yourself, here are three important pointers that can prove to be helpful to you:
1. Don’t set your expectations too high.
It’s not easy to force yourself not to have expectations, but you can manage not to set a high bar. Don’t expect too much. Blind dates are almost always never what you expect them to be because they’re always surprising, but they can turn out really good. You can have fun and enjoy your date. Just don’t set your expectations too high – or too low. You have to be open-minded and flexible. You can’t go to your blind date thinking that you’re going to meet a rock star or a beauty queen. At the same time, you can’t condition yourself to prepare and meet someone who does not answer to your standards. Just tell yourself that you are meeting a friend. If at the end of the date, you find out that the two of you click, you can go for another date.
2. For your date venue, choose a local restaurant, café, or bar. The more popular, the better.
Let’s be honest; you do not know who you will be meeting. So it is better to be safe than sorry. Choose a restaurant, café, or bar that is well-known. The more crowded it is, the safer you will be. It doesn’t matter who set you up or how you found your blind date; you just have to exercise caution because you don’t really know the person you are meeting. A lot of blind dates, however, turn out to be fun and memorable. So, no need to worry! Yours will be a happy and entertaining one.
3. Act naturally and don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Enjoy!
Just because it’s a blind date and the person you are meeting does not know you doesn’t mean you can pretend to be someone you are not. Act naturally and be yourself, especially if you are starting to like the person. What do you think will happen if the two of you go out on a date again several times and then he/she finds out that who you are pretending to be is not really who you are? You’re going to end up the loser either way the story goes.