Going on a first date can be pretty overwhelming and stressful, especially if you are dating someone with HIV. However, there are some bulletproof ways to you impress your date and make them feel comfortable in your company. Therefore, before you go out and paint the town red, read these tips and prepare for your wild night accordingly.
Tell your loved ones what you’re up to
Many first dates involve meeting a complete stranger, so to be on the safe side tell your friends where you are going and who you are meeting. That way you will stay out of harm’s way in case something unexpected happens. Also, don’t forget to charge your phone battery and meet in a public place. Hey, it is better to be safe than sorry.
If you want to leave a good first impression, arrive on time. Otherwise, your date will think that you don’t care enough about them to make them a priority. If you arrive on time, you will seem like a well-organized, responsible and respectful person, which are all the qualities of the perfect partner.
Put your phone on vibrate
I don’t know why, but these days it is completely acceptable to answer your phone in the middle of a conversation with someone. Same goes for texting. Nevertheless, you should put your phone on vibrate and place it in your pocket during your date. That way you will be able to give your potential match your undivided attention.
Lay off the cocktails
If you want to have a tip-top first date you need to keep your mind clear. So, rather than focusing on the drink specials, focus on the person who is sitting across from you. Otherwise, you will either seem like you have a drinking problem, or you will even put yourself at risk. So have one drink if you really want to, but that’s it.
Trust me, HIV singles are tired of pessimists who are so obsessed with their problems they are no longer able to see good things in life. Therefore, try to stay upbeat, positive and optimistic and show your date a good time. If you manage to make them smile, you will probably ensure a date number two.