Spring is here and love is in the air. Love has been a theme for fluentlife33 this year and since I am single, here are some of my musts when getting to know men. And I hope I inspire some of you other single folks out there.
#1. Tuck that phone away.
When I am spending time with someone, whether it’s just for a quick snack or a fancy dinner, I like to give my undivided attention. I put my phone on mute & hide it in my purse. Getting myself distracted is a lost opportunity to get to know the other person.
#2. Plan loosely.
I like to know the day & time that we’re going out but I don’t need to know where we are going days in advance. Being spontaneous is fun and less nerve-wracking.
#3. Dress up but don’t look like you tried so hard.
When I know where & when we’re going out, I like to get ready ahead of time so my make-up settles & I feel comfortable in the clothes (and shoes) I’ve picked for the occassion. That way I have time to retouch and I am not in a rush.
#4. Be genuinely interested.
I love getting to know people. It’s like reading a book that hasn’t been written yet. So when I am on a date, I talk less and I listen.
#5. Order dessert.
This is not the time to declare that you’re on a diet.
#6. Just one drink.
If you are both drinking, order just one drink. It’s hard to keep your composure if you have a little too much to drink.
#7. Say goodnight (and really have a good night).
Express that you had a good time. Expect nothing and go about your life the next day.