Tonight is the night: You’ve dressed in your finest, popped a breath mint, and are headed off to meet someone who could be The One. Few moments are as pivotal as this initial rendezvous, and that holds true whether you met online, were set up through friends, or swapped numbers at a bar last Saturday. So: How do you get that all-necessary chemistry crackling between you as quickly as possible? Believe it or not, it’s not all up to fate. Anthropologists, body language experts, and other pros say there are plenty of strategies you can use to help your date relax, to build rapport, and even to instill a flutter of excitement. Try these tactics for a few instant sparks.
Tip #1: Plan an activity that’ll get your hearts racing—literally
Tip #2: Mirror, mirror…your date
Tip #3: Dwell on pleasurable experiences
Tip #4: Master your eye movements
Tip #5: Don't feel compelled to get touchy-feely