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It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship you’re looking for—casual, long-distance, committed, just a friendship. If you’re seeking a date or just a good time, these tips will help you out.

1. Look Good and Take Care Of Yourself.

If you’re looking for a relationship, you need to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Be clean-shaven, wear a fresh outfit, and have your hair freshly washed. After a day of working or an especially tough workout, take five extra minutes to freshen up before you meet the person you’re meeting—this will be your first impression. It shows that you care about yourself and are willing to show off your best side to a person.

You don’t always have to go to a fancy salon, but do try and make a positive first impression. Check out this post from The New Beauty. They offer great advice on how to look great and take care of your skin.

2. Take Yourself Seriously and Share Your Passion.

Remember what we said about taking yourself seriously? While you might not want to talk about yourself 24/7, you want to share your interests, your passions, and your knowledge. Show the person you’re meeting that you know what you’re talking about and that you aren’t just a pretty face. We all want someone who can appreciate our interests and has a good sense of humor. Keeping your passions top of mind is a great way to show how much you care, but remember that there are two sides to every story, so don’t run over the other person’s interests or leave them out of the conversation. It’s easy to get carried away and start rambling, so try not to overwhelm them.

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3. Be Kind, Generous, and Easy to Talk To.

If you know that you and the person you’re meeting have nothing in common, it’s OK to keep things brief. You don’t have to tell them about your major in college or how you spend your weekend (unless you’re interested in that). Keep things simple and be open to talking about what you like and what makes you laugh. Whether you’ve just met or you’ve known each other for years, be kind to each other.

4. Be Yourself—But Not Too Much.

The last thing you want to do is to be your crazy self. While it’s great to be yourself, if you’re single and looking
Steps to any relationship shouldn’t be difficult. A brief rapport with a stranger is the goal, and we’ve assembled a guide to help you get there. Here is how to ask someone out, be successful, and avoid a disastrous first date.

Understand that you’re not going to find every diamond in the rough at your date. It’s part of dating—a lot of it—to hoping something happens and turning out to be wrong. Here are some tips for how to make that experience less disappointing.

Relax and prepare yourself for the most awkward day of your life.

If you are in the lucky position of having someone willing to go out with you, and it’s as the first date, whether that be for coffee or drinks or dinner, this can be a harrowing time. You have to keep yourself together, but don’t become a robot. If you’re nervous, you may say awkward things, and that’s perfectly fine. But try to do your best to remain a little more sensible. You know what to expect, so relax and prepare yourself for the worst.

Know your end goal: Are you doing this to try and find a serious relationship? Have you had some time to date and are you just out for fun? Have you had something bad happen in your relationship? Understanding your end goal will help you get to the next step. You don’t want to feel stressed about getting a second date because your goal is to find a relationship. If you think this might be a fling, make sure to know your limits upfront and probably think you can do better.

Refrain from dominating a conversation: Keep it real

This isn’t because you’re rude, but because you don’t want to get to the next step with no fun. If there is an awkward silence, do something. An awkward silence can’t be an option for the person you’re asking out. It has to be you or something you’ve done to fill in that silence. If you’re awkward silence is of your own doing, you may be setting yourself up for a bad first date. Now, if you had something go wrong, that’s different. Take a deep breath and apologize if you did something wrong. But if the silence is due to a lack of conversation, your best bet is to say something. People love the spotlight, and when it comes to first dates, that’s when they shine—you may make it worse, but it will be a learning experience.