FROM ASTRID & MIYURule 7: Forgive his dorky sense of humor.Some men are eager to impress, but not necessarily skilled at putting women at ease.
Once those worries are out of the way, you can actually relax and have fun.
These rules apply to any form of blind date, including those arranged by matchmakers or friends and family. When you have bad DZs, you want to give up on dating entirely; your self-esteem takes a hit and you start to feel that you will never meet the right guy.
Today I’m going to show you how to set up the best possible Date Zero (DZ), the very first face-to-face date with a man you’ve met online or through a dating app.
While you can’t control for chemistry or a soulmate-level connection, there are effective ways to screen out duds, scammers, and guys who just aren't that into you.
This has several benefits, not the least of which is that a man is likely to ask you out again, for a proper date, if you limit the time spent in this initial meeting.
The purpose of this date is simply to see if there is a mutually agreed-upon level of attraction. A good venue could be cocktails, coffee, or a juice bar—any public space.Therefore, while I advise making him work for your attention during actual courtship, don’t be too hard to get before the first date.Once he meets you in real life, the true chase begins.If you’ve been hesitant to get online due to privacy concerns, following this rule will boost your confidence and allow you to engage with men in a more relaxed way—which will make them even more keen for your company.Never use your work phone number, work email, or any other identifying contact information in your online profile.They may think they are flirting with you by teasing and making jokey comments, and offend instead.