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11 Ways To Make An AMAZING Impression On A First Date

If you want to make a great first impression on a first date, this is the article to read. Our Wiki Woo men's dating and relationship expert, Channa Bromley shares her tip dating tips to help you get noticed.

WRITTEN BY Channa Bromley | Guest Writer | Jun 27 2018

best first impressions

You matched with a cutie online. You've been exchanging texts and really connecting. You’re catching feelings and are you super stoked to meet this girl in person. Nowadays people have so many options for dating. You can establish a new connection with a few swipes of the index finger. Making first impressions SO important! To tip the balance in your favour…

  1. Plan an Activity date- Women love a man who is confident and decisive. Activity dates are the BEST first dates. Connection and forming a bond are created by DOING, EXPERIENCING and ENGAGING in tasks together. Activity dates also show personalised interest and thoughtfulness. Anyone can meet for coffee. Activity dates are unique, they go above and beyond the common and natural.

  2. Take pride in your appearance- be yourself but be the best version of yourself. Shower, shave, use aftershave and put on something suitable.

  3. Be on time- give yourself extra time in case of traffic or taking a wrong turn. It’s better to be early than to start off being tardy.

  4. Get out of the car when picking her up. As soon as you meet, go in for a hug and a kiss on the cheek and open the car door for her. Chivalry is rare nowadays, and it’s a trait that stands out VERY positively.

  5. Bring flowers or another small, inexpensive, thoughtful gift. Don’t be afraid to be romantic. Sweetness is sexy. It's not about the money you spent; it’s about showing you thought about her and took the effort to do something extra. It will make her feel incredibly special and gives you 100 bonus points!!

  6. Sit next to her- if you decided to grab an ice cream or a drink after your activity date instead of sitting across from her, opt to sit beside her. It creates opportunities for touch- will promote oxytocin, the love molecule. There’s also not as much pressure as sitting across from one another in an interview like setting.

  7. Conversation- The whole point of dating is to get to know someone. Keep the conversation fun and light. Ask interesting questions and listen to her responses. Don’t do all the talking. Keep eye contact. Steer clear from topics such as ex talk/past relationships, money, religion and politics- too serious, too soon!!

  8. Play the Name Game- personalise the conversation. It creates an authentic impression that you are connected to them in a positive way. Women respond to their name more than any other word.

  9. Do NOT have your phone out- The phone may have helped you get the date but it has no place on the date. Be present on a first date! You do not need to photograph your food, check your messages, or scroll Instagram. If you can’t control this behaviour, then you better get used to having many first dates and zero second ones. In fact, 25% of men and 30% of women will not give a second date if there was cell phone usage on the date!

  10. Have fun- Research has found that people are happier when they have more FUN in their lives. Studies have also found that the happiest couples report that they are so glad because they have a lot of fun together! Make it a priority to be playful and confident.

  11. Be assertive in letting her know you would like to see her again! No one wants games. If you had a great time, let her know. Express enthusiasm. Find out if you’re on the same page. Women love to feel “safe”. By being genuine in your interest in her, you create an opportunity for her to open herself up to a deeper emotional connection and move the relationship forward.

Channa Bromley

Relationship Expert and Matchmaker

Channa has over 15 years experience as a dating and relationship coach. She has spent the last 7 years consulting for the world’s leading matchmaking firm, has spoken about dating on morning news shows, a published author and holds several degrees in psychology and holistic studies. She specializes in total transformation - from loving yourself to falling in love to maintaining a fulfilling relationship. Channa has helped thousands of men and women make this transformation and guided them every step of the way. Throughout her professional experience, she has learned the science of what makes and breaks relationships and witnessed the emotional component behind the science first-hand. Channa’s extensive experience in dating and relationships make her well-prepared to help you discover or achieve any of your relationship goals.