Let’s be completely honest, first impressions do matter, and you only have a small window to make it a good one. Therefore, you have to bring your A game on your first date with a potential match and show them that you are worthy of their time. So, if you want to make a good impression, you will need to follow these rules of Christian dating.
Don’t have high expectations
We understand that you might be anxious to meet your match. However, you have to keep in mind that it probably won’t happen right away. If you go in with a pre-conceived notion, you will probably end up disappointed. This means that you shouldn’t automatically assume that your date is your perfect match. If they happen to be – great, but if they aren’t, don’t go home with a tail between your legs.
If you are going to a fancy restaurant, you shouldn’t wear jeans, but if you’ve decided to go golfing a nice suit/dress might be over the top. This implies that you should find out where you are going and then dress accordingly. However, make sure always to wear something that makes you feel comfortable. That way, you will focus on getting to know Christian singles instead of fixing your wardrobe every two minutes.
Always be prepared
If you feel nervous about your first date, it is wise to have several conversation starters prepared in advance. These are usually questions that can’t be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ so for example, you can ask them about their favorite spare-time activity, their life goals or their favorite books.
Don’t stuff yourself
Even if you are a real gourmand, you don’t have to show your date that you can eat your whole meal without even blinking. On the other hand, eating fast can cause stomach issues which can result in some rather awkward situations. Be moderate in everything you do.
Bring enough money
While some singles believe that a man should always pay the bill, others think that you and your date should split it, especially on the first date. Given that you probably have no idea what your date’s preferences are, you should always have enough money to pay for the whole bill. That way, you will avoid having uncomfortable conversations at the end of your date.
It doesn’t matter whether you are chatting on one of the Christian dating sites or you are talking face to face, you need to be yourself all the time. We realize that there is the pressure to impress your date, but they should know the real you, not someone else.
Always be polite and classy, no matter what. Treat your date like you would want to be treated no matter how they act. Even if it turns out that they are completely rude, you will feel much better about yourself if you rise above the situation and behave like a good Christian you are.
Feel free to pray before you go on a date. Ask God for direction, and you will receive it when you need it the most.