Etiquette can get you very far, and there’s no situation that demands great etiquette quite as much as a first date. It is the ultimate test of first impressions, and so if you slip up on your first date, then it could likely sabotage your future chances. This sounds pretty scary, however the worst thing you can do is worry, just remember these simple rules of etiquette.The first thing to remember is that everyone is different, and we all have different types. If you are a naturally introverted person, then there’s probably little you can do about having at least some first-date nerves, this is very normal, and your partner might even find it sweet.
This being said, much of etiquette is about demonstrating confidence, and control of a situation. Eye contact is very important, and is the most simple but effective way to make someone feel listened to. Also, uncomfortable silences can really ruin a date, so you should try and get a conversation going in any way you can.
There are, of course, lots of things that you shouldn’t do. Lateness, whilst it sometimes can’t be helped, is a terrible thing, especially when you’re going on a first date. If something happens on the way to the destination make sure you let the other person know.
There can also be cultural factors that affect etiquette. Muslim dating obviously has a unique etiquette, which varies considerably from person to person, for instance some Muslim singles may not want to speak on the phone