“The importance of going on a date with someone would be to re-confirm initial attractions (whatever those might be) and determine if there's a mutual interest to continue getting to know each other,” says Dia Hicks, relationship expert and founder and CEO of SwaggerScan. “The importance of asking the right questions on your first date is now paramount but there are also questions you'll need to avoid early on.”
Keep the conversation casual and fun by avoiding asking too many personal questions and staying far away from topics like politics, family drama, and babies. Don’t go on and on about yourself, stay far away from your latest diet, and do not talk about your past relationships.
The keys to a healthy relationship include trust, mutual respect, good communication, support, compromise, and appreciation. Your first date will set the standards; that being said, leave your drunken-night stories for a later date, if the relationship persists.
A first date can be nerve-wracking, which is why it’s important to relax. Take the pressure off; just have fun and enjoy each other’s company.