You’ve been talking to a really good looking and awesome person in the past weeks, and you’re finally about to see each other for the first time. You’re going on your first date! But you’re too excited, and you don’t know what to do. You’re not sure that he or she will like you. You’re not confident about the way you look or how you talk. Suddenly, you want to back out. Should you? Of course, you should not! You earned your way to this first date so you should claim it and make the most of it!

If this is the first time you are going out on a date, the jitters are understandable. But you need not worry because here are three tips that you can follow to make sure your first date is a huge success.

1. Choose the right place for your date.


In the previous weeks, you spent a lot of time talking to each other. So by the time you go out on your first date, you’ll have a fairly good idea of what he or she likes. Choose a location or venue that’s close to both of your homes – if you live close to each other or in the same town. You can also talk to your date and ask for suggestions. Since this is your first, the two of you can agree on the place. Just make sure that you did not pick out the place because you like it; it has to be a location the two of you like.

2. On the day of the date, act naturally and be yourself.

The best secret to a successful first date is to act naturally. Just be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Your date will appreciate you for who you are and for being honest. This is true even for the way you dress. You just scored a first date, and you suddenly do a wardrobe overhaul? It’s not right. Be the person you told your date you were. If he or she was impressed with the way you introduced and described yourself, why should you worry?

3. Let someone know where you are going.

While you would not want to entertain negative thoughts about your date, there is nothing wrong in taking precaution and letting your family or a friend know where you are going and who you are with. Better yet, leave the address and contact information of the place where you will meet your date.