It may not be a spoken rule, but body language tells other people a lot about you. On a first date, it can send signals to your date whether you are interested or not. If you are interested in your date and wish to make a good impression on a first date, then you should try to show it with your body language. Here are some tips that you can try out.
Keep Arms Open
Avoid trying to cross your arms all the time, especially when talking to your date. Doing so can create a barrier between you and your date, making him or her guessing whether you are annoyed or bored with the date. Try to keep your arms open or uncrossed to indicate your interest and openness to your date during conversations. As much as possible, try also to align your body to mirror their stance when you are talking.
Maintain Eye Contact
It is also important to maintain eye contact with your date, especially during conversations. Failure to do so will indicate that you are distracted or disinterested. It can easily ruin the date if he or she notices it immediately. If you wish to make that first date fruitful, make sure that you maintain that eye contact with your date.
End The Date With A Hug
If you are interested enough to go on a second date, a good ending would send a lot of messages to the other party. Simply shaking hands will indicate that you are not that interested in pursuing another date in the future. Instead, try to go for a hug to end the date. But be careful not to overdo it. Just a simple and quick embrace would do. Avoid trying to pat your date’s back during the hug as well. It will sometime indicate that you are in a hurry to end it as quickly as possible.
So the next time that you go on a date, make sure that you are sending the right signals with your body language. Although sometimes, you might be unmindful of it, having an idea of what signals they convey can help you control situations to your advantage. However, the best advice on first dates is to just be yourself and enjoy the date as a learning experience, whether good or bad.