Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 3 Ways to Master the Art of the First ImpressionCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 3 Ways to Master the Art of the First Impression

By Josh Ringler

You know, there is an obvious thing about first impressions: You only have one shot at them. A first impression can create one of the newest celebrity couples, or it can ruin your chance love. Many times, we hear of movie stars falling in love on the set, while we also hear about those who just didn’t make the most of their premier opportunity. If you’re looking to be the next Picasso of the first impression art collection, follow our pieces of dating advice below. With time and some practice, you can easily master the skills necessary to make a killer first impression!

These pieces of dating advice will help you master date nights and make the best first impression possible!

1. Make the situation comfortable: If you want to make a good first impression, you need to first choose the right time and place. If you met the person online and they already know something about you, this could be easy right off the bat. If you suddenly find yourself in conversation at the bar or smooth sailing on a date night, you’ll be fine. However, a good piece of dating advice is to keep the conversation comfortable and high level at first. Talking about politics, marriage, or children is probably not the best start right out of the gate. Celebrity couples are great at making their first dates comfortable, even though they have the paparazzi following them around constantly. Take their lead!

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2. Use body language: Consider using your body to your advantage. We’re not talking about the R rated kind of way, either. Show you’re interested in the conversation by keeping eye contact. Simply giving one slight touch may show your prospective partner that you’re interested. You want to look like you are open to a conversation, and not too shy or reserved. Be sure to loosen up before the date night, and be prepared to start talking with confidence. Use your body, facial expressions, and emotional instincts to your benefit to start things off right.

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3. Be genuine: Don’t be afraid to be yourself! That should be the first thing on your mind. If you weren’t the starting quarterback, a national champion dancer, or an academic stud, he/she probably won’t mind. Try to have a good sense of humor, and make light of the things you may not be comfortable with. The other person will appreciate an honest and open person over someone who lies about who they are. “Honesty is the best policy” is not just a thing parents say to their children; it is an important step to making a great first impression.

What are some other ways to make a great first impression? Let us know below!