At times, we have friends who are more invested in our love lives than we are. They go out of the way to make sure you find love, even if it means setting you up on a blind date. You might be apprehensive about the idea of meeting a total stranger whom you have not even chatted online with, but hey, it’s not that bad. After all, it could possibly blossom into something serious. Not sure what to expect on a blind date? Dolly Chua, Chief Matchmaker & Date Coach at GaiGai, dishes out some tips.
Put yourself on the radar
Your friends might not know that you’re actually OK with going on a blind date if you don’t explicitly say it. Dolly says, “Whether it is friends, family or engaging a dating agency—don’t be shy about asking to be set up! Love will not come knocking on your door so be intentional about meeting people to expand your social circle.”
Go in with a positive attitude
No one likes a Debbie Downer, especially not on a date. Dolly advises, “Focus on showcasing your most attractive qualities during the date. It takes confidence to do so and there is nothing sexier than a lady who knows how to flaunt her confidence.” But that doesn’t mean you should be condescending to your date! Be confident, not rude.
Let go of expectations
Don’t go for a blind date expecting to marry the guy because it will only give you unnecessary pressure. Dolly says, “When you date without being fixated on the outcome, it allows you to freely enjoy the company and go with the flow of events.” Even if you don’t find him suitable as a partner, you might find a friend in him!
Some dates might not work out, that’s just a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you have to be rude to your date. Dolly says, “Remain polite even if you do not feel a romantic connection with your date. You never know where the connection will lead to!” You know, like a friend of a friend. *winks*