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Master these rules to break the ice and have a great first date

First impressions matter, especially if you are on a date. Here are some expert tips on how to make a good impression on a first date.

sex and relationships Updated: Jun 12, 2017 15:20 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Make eye contact and greet with your best smile and make the situation comfortable.(Shutterstock)

First meetings are always tricky, so it is better to brush up your dating knowledge before you go out. Dress well, loosen up and get your humour right to leave a good impression, say experts. Gorav Aggarwal, founder of and Solene Paillet, Head of Communication,, share some tips leave an indelible impression on a first date:

* Loosen up: Don’t behave like you are going for a job interview. Make eye contact and greet with your best smile and make the situation comfortable.

* Pick up your best outfit but don’t get overdressed: Your physical appearance will be your first impression, so pick a decent dress which makes you look charming and fresh. Make sure you don’t get overdressed because this might become a distracting factor for your date. His or her focus will be less on you and more on your clothes.

Don’t overdress, wear something that will make you look charming. (Shutterstock)

* Compliment your way through: A compliment is the best way to start the conversation. It makes the other person more comfortable and inclined towards you. But be careful with your words and adjectives.

* A good sense of humour always works: Keep positive humour in your talk to make her or him laugh. This will lend the conversation a positive note. Please be creative and funny with your jokes and not stupid and annoying and use them in the appropriate moment and timing.

* Do your homework well: Do a proper study of the profile and the interests of your date and talk about it, this shows your interest in her/him and your acceptance towards her/him interest and hobbies.

* Ask for a second date: Show that you liked her/him and want to meet the person again. This will make the person more confident and admire you more.

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First Published: Jun 12, 2017 15:18 IST