Create a comfortable atmosphere:-
This is all important as it’s likely you’ll both be quite nervous. Obvious tip number one is to kick out housemates if you share with anyone (they’ll probably be very obliging if they’re at least half decent friends).
If you have children it’s up to you to decide the best route of action, but it’s probably fair to say that if you haven’t discussed meeting your children with your date yet then they won’t be expecting to meet them. That’s something all potential partners need some warning for, so take that into consideration.
Secondly, when you’re setting the scene in your living room or kitchen try not to go overboard. It’s not necessary for the low lights, soft R ‘n’ B music, candles and rose petals you see in the films. In fact, that might make your date even more uncomfortable if they think you’re going for the big seduction scene.
Have a back-up plan:-
It always pays to have a back-up plan, especially when you’re trying to impress someone. You might think you’re Marco Pierre White, but even your lasagne could go awry. Keep at the back of your mind a local restaurant that you know won’t be full on that day of the week.
Also, there’s the question of what you should do after dinner. Offer your date a selection of DVDs to sit down and watch, as relaxing on the sofa after a tasty meal can be very romantic.
But, be prepared for your date to say they don’t want to watch a DVD, in which case you might want to suggest popping down to your local bar or cafe for an after dinner glass of wine or coffee.
Don’t push your agenda:-
Maybe you think you’re ready for the two of you to spend the night together, but that doesn’t mean your date does. If you make it obvious that you see your date visiting your home as a sign you’re going to have sex he or she will probably run a mile.
Stay relaxed and anything that’s meant to happen will, but if it doesn’t that’s no bad thing for your budding relationship either.
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