1. Relax and show your confidence.
Don’t pretend and don’t try to be someone you wish you were. Just behave naturally confident without putting pressure on yourself. Feel good about yourself and don’t be stressed.
2. Show your interest and don’t talk too much.
Ask him questions here and there, show your genuine interest in his life and be an active listener. If you’re going to talk about yourself the whole time, he might think that you are not only selfish, but incapable to have conversation in general. A mature talkative woman looks ridiculous and most grown up men don’t like it. On the other hand don’t be passive and quiet, otherwise he will consider you boring.
3. Dress appropriately, but don’t be obsessed with your appearance.
On your first date you obviously want to look your best, but you also need to relax. Don’t wear something that you are not comfortable in. Otherwise you are going to think about your uncomfortable shoes or itchy dress rather than enjoy your date. Don’t waste your time on readjusting your hair or dress during the date. Focus on presenting your personality and conversation instead of worrying about your look.
4. Let him lead.
Most men like to feel like men, so give him this opportunity. Ask him for assistance or help if you need something. Let him open the door or ask for advice, let him be your protector. He would definitely appreciate it.
5. Put your phone away.
Answering your phone or texting during the meeting with somebody is a sign of disrespect and not only on the date. Make all the necessary calls prior to your date.