Bob, a marketing professional, contacted Beverly, an attorney, after he spotted her profile online. The two began an email relationship that went smashingly well. After a few weeks’ worth of email, they set up a first date at a local restaurant that was halfway between their respective homes in the Boston area.
The first date seemed to be going well, and Bob was barely able to finish his
Bob’s mistake? “I didn’t give her a chance to get a word in edgewise,” he admits. “I spent the entire date talking about myself.”
Doing all the talking is a classic example of how guys can screw up that exalted first date. “I blew it,” Bob says.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Follow these five simple tips and make sure you get that second date:
- Don’t brag
- Don’t go on about your ex
- Don’t force your faves on her
- Don’t drop her off and scram
- Don’t press for a goodnight kiss