first date tips: Be on time

Think first date rules are hard?

You’re not alone. Even if you and your first date share a lot in common, first dates can be awkward enough without having to think about what rule book you’re supposed to be following. Here’s a first date tip: Don’t worry about the “rules” so much as just showing up late for your first date is never a good idea. [ARTICLE END]

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Forget the ‘be late on a first date’ advice you’ve read in the magazines. Just don’t do it. Showing up late automatically puts your first date on edge, even if they are really nice about it. There’s nothing more awkward than having to wait around for someone who is, perhaps, also waiting for you. It suggests that you either didn’t plan well enough or that you could care less about being considerate of your first date’s time. If you have to be somewhere else immediately after your first date, then give yourself plenty of extra time before leaving so that if there are any unforeseen delays (traffic, subway delays) you won’t have to rush through dinner with a first date before you have to go meet your friends, or whatever. Then again, if you have a first date that’s going well and turns into a second first date, be sure to let them know what time you’ll need to leave so they don’t think it’s rude if you keep checking your watch.

On the other hand, being late might also suggest that you’re inconsiderate of others’ schedules or that you just couldn’t care less about whether or not first dates are punctual. It sends the signal that maybe first dates aren’t really all that important to you (even though they are). If it happens once, then fine; next time make sure there isn’t any doubt in mind (and theirs) about whether first dates are important to you.

Don’t be late for first dates, no matter what the reason. The best first date tip is just to arrive on time or slightly early so that first dates aren’t uncomfortable and so your first date knows your time is valuable too.

For similar tips about first dates, check out our post on first date conversation topics . Also, if you’re trying to stop being late , then read this article . For all things dating etiquette, visit our etiquette section .

Article source/credits: I’m not sure where it came from originally (maybe Cosmo?). Found it somewhere online; can’t remember where. Sorry! If anyone knows please let me know and I will give credit where credit is due. Thank you!

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Key phrases/words to include: first date rules first dates dating advice be on time don’t be late show up on time Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Forget the ‘be late on a first date’ advice you’ve read in the magazines. Just don’t do it. Showing up late automatically puts your first date on edge, even if they are really nice about it. There’s nothing more awkward than having to wait around for someone who is, perhaps, also waiting for you. It suggests that you either didn’t plan well enough or that you could care less about being considerate of your first date’s time. If you have to be somewhere else immediately after your first date, then give yourself plenty of extra time before leaving so that if there are any unforeseen delays (traffic, subway delays) you won’t have to rush through dinner with a first date before you have to go meet your friends, or whatever. Then again, if you have a first date that’s going well and turns into a second first date, be sure to let them know what time you’ll need to leave so they don’t think it’s rude if you keep checking your watch. On the other hand, being late might also suggest that you’re inconsiderate of others’ schedules or that you just couldn’t care less about whether or not first dates are punctual. It sends the signal that maybe first dates aren’t really all that important to you (even though they are). If it happens once, then fine; next time make sure there isn’t any doubt in mind (and theirs) about whether first dates are important to you. Don’t be late for first dates, no matter what the reason. The best first date tip is just to arrive on time or slightly early so that first dates aren’t uncomfortable and so your first date knows your time is valuable too. For similar tips about first dates, check out our post on first date conversation topics Also, if you’re trying to stop being late, then read this article. For all things dating etiquette, visit our etiquette section. Original article title: first date tips: Be on time Article body (for copy/paste): The first date tips: the first date tips are to not be late and to show up on time or slightly early. Anything else is considered rude and inconsiderate of your first date’s time. So that first dates don’t feel like you’re always rushing off somewhere important after them, make sure you arrive on time (or a little bit early). For more first date tips for women, check out our post about what to wear on a first date ; also consider reading through our first dates section .


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