Christian or not, first date etiquette can be tricky when it comes to
knowing how to end a first date. It’s hard to be dogmatic about first date etiquette for the simple reason that each first date is different
from all others. However the following first date etiquette guidelines on how to end a first date may help. For first
date etiquette rules for first dates in general.
Need a brush up on First date do’s and don’t’s? Going on your first date with someone you met though one
of the online dating services like eHarmonycan be fun and exciting, but also a little scary. Let’s face it, the primary purpose of a first date is to assess whether there is enough chemistry to spend even more
time together. There are a number of first date “do’s and don’t’s” questions to consider:
- What will we do on our first date?
- What should I wear?
- What should be the topic of conversation?
- How do I end the first date?
While each first
date is as different as the number of singles in the world, there are a number of “first date do’s and dont’s that can help you have a
First Date Dating Do's and Don'ts
This first dating step should occur before you step out your door. Make sure you are familiar with online safety dating tips, and plan accordingly.
Choose activities where you will be able to speak with your date. I know movies and concerts are popular dates, but what good is it if you spend three hours together, but are not able to verbally communicate? Remember, great conversation causes sparks to fly, and is also a way to ascertain where your date’s heart is.
Be totally centered on your date, even if there are numerous people nearby. This means giving your utmost attention to them by listening intently to their words and body language. This will not only help you interpret how the first date is going and when to call it a night, but will also make the other person feel more confident and relaxed.
Your dress should be casual and attractive, but not sexually provocative. I’m sure you know what I mean (:
Use humor and light-heartedness to relax yourself and your date.
As Christian singles, it is totally appropriate and attractive to end the evening holding hands in prayer to the Lord, asking Him to guide you in this dating relationship.
First Date Dating No-Nos
Never spend your first date speaking about your previous relationships and dating partners. Nothing is a bigger turnoff or more boring. Yuck! ):
Don’t monopolize the conversation by centering too much on your own stories and needs.
Don’t share your deepest, darkest secrets (and everyone has some) on your first date. We are not saying to not be honest and open, just allow some time to get to know each other in person.