June 2, 2023

You finally work up the courage to ask your love interest out on a date, and they said yes! You’re ecstatic, but hold up… what should you do? How will you woo your date? Suppose you do the wrong things and your date doesn’t like you anymore, leaving you single for the rest of your life? Ok, that’s just your anxiety talking. However, making a good first impression is key, so here are three ideas you could use to totally wow your date.

First idea: Go on a long walk. Scenery is key here, especially when making a first impression. A romantic date is all about focusing on and learning about each other. There is nothing better than going sightseeing together, no distractions, just you and your date. The best places to take a walk might be an evening stroll through your city’s park, on the beach, or a trail in a national park. Time of day is extremely important, as well as the weather, when deciding where to walk. Do some research beforehand about the best trails to take your date, and the ones lead that to the best spots. One of the most romantic spots are ones on a hill, overlooking the city. Seeing streetlights from afar is magical.

Second idea: play games and puzzles. Nothing is sexier than suspense, and one of the best ways to keep your partner in suspense is through games, like treasure hunts. With clues strewn about, your partner will have to be constantly guessing what is awaiting him or her at the end of the game. Treasure hunts are not the only games you can play though. You could even have a custom made jigsaw puzzle, with the finished piece a picture of both of you, or anything else that is significant to you both. This would of course be after you have more of an established relationship. The jigsaw puzzle is also a very creative way of proposing to your loved one.

Final idea: touch. Where, how and if you touch depends on a lot of factors, including how much you know the person, and how long you’ve been dating. Even if you’ve known this person for less than an hour, touch is still important to build rapport and trust. Don’t get it wrong, touch is not just about the possibility of a future sexual encounter. It is about more than that. Touching in platonic areas can build trust and friendship. The best places to touch your partner are the areas where you would touch a platonic friend. This shows your date that you are interested in getting to know them more. These places include the upper and lower arm, the small of the back, the upper back, and the shoulder. Don’t hold them there for too long. Once some familiarity is accomplished, then you can touch your partner longer, and also in other more intimate places like the face, neck, and stomach.

If you are very familiar with your partner, you could make a game out of touch. You play this game by having pieces of paper with the areas to be touched, plus a description of how you should touch them. Place them in a hat, and pick them up blindly. The acts should be mild though, more of a tease. No body part is off limits.

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